Come in For a Complete Eye Exam at our Bozeman, MT office!
It’s important to have a complete eye exam regularly, regardless of your age or physical health. The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contact lenses. Even those who don’t need vision correction, but may be at risk for ocular disease, an annual exam is very important. For those who don’t need vision correction, and are not at risk every two years is sufficient.
When you arrive at Bridger Eyecare for your comprehensive eye exam, expect us to determine your prescription for glasses or contact lenses, check your eyes for eye diseases, and evaluate how your eyes function together. We will also assess your overall health by checking your eyes.
Seeing is Vital to the Quality of your Life
Eye Care for Adults and Children
How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Bridger Eyecare often sees patients on a yearly basis, and more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.
Studies have shown that about 5% to 10% of preschoolers, and 1 out of 4 school-aged children struggle with vision related problems – some that an eye chart cannot catch. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined by a qualified eye doctor like Dr. Roth at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school.
Even if your child has great vision and doesn’t wear glasses, getting an eye exam every other year is important in case their vision changes.
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions.