The American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Optometric Association recommends that both children and adults have their eyes checked at least once every two years. If you notice changes in your vision or if you are at risk for vision problems, annual eye examinations are recommended.
If you wear contact lenses, see your eye specialist once a year.
By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. However, early signs of these eye diseases can begin in midlife, though they may not be noticeable right away. The earlier these diseases are found and treatment begins, the better the chance of preserving good vision.
It’s very important to get a baseline comprehensive eye exam at age 40, even for people who have no symptoms or known risk factors for eye disease. A comprehensive exam will look for signs of:
People who are diabetic or pre-diabetic need to have annual eye exams and work with their doctors to control their weight, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Your ophthalmologists, Drs. Gordon, Landzberg, and Schneider will recommend follow-up exams based on your family history and the results of the baseline exam.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
Riverdale Eye Associates 1-718-548-5500.
No matter what your age, if you have an eye infection, injury, eye pain or see unusual flashes, floaters or patterns of light in your field of vision, call our office and request an immediate appointment.