What is an eye test?
A quick and painless eye exam involves a series of tests to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases.
Why have an eye test?
An eye exam helps detect eye problems at their earliest stage! A standard eye examination will test eye health, general physical health, clearness of vision (Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism), colour vision, diabetic retinopathy, focusing ability (Presbyopia), eye muscle control, amblyopia (lazy eye), macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, suitability for refractive laser surgery and other areas as appropriate for each individual.
When should you have an eye test?
Several factors may determine how frequently you need an eye test, including your age, health and risk of developing eye problems.
Generally speaking, babies should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age.
Children should have an eye exam before the start of school, and every 1-2 years after that.
Adults should have a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years. However, adults aged 60 and older should have annual eye exams.
Good vision is more than just seeing 20/20 so make regular eye tests apart of your healthcare routine!