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Eye Examinations in Coral Springs

People with a history of eye issues should get an eye examination every year. If you’re between the ages of 20 and 30, you should get an eye examination every two years even if you don’t have a history of eye issues.

Not only can eye examinations test your vision, but they can also see if you have diabetes, tumors, blinding eye diseases and other medical conditions that you may be unaware of.

If you ever experience vision changes, injury, tearing, flashes of lights or other issues, you should visit Vision World of Coral Springs immediately even if you don’t have issues with your vision being blurry.

After you turn 30-years-old, you should have an eye examination every year. Eye diseases, vision changes, and focus issues often become an issue after this age.

People who have diabetes should get eye examinations every year to check for medical conditions. People with diabetes are at risk for eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and other diseases.

If you experience squinting, headaches, changes in vision and constant rubbing and blinking, this may be a sign of eye problems such as eye diseases and other issues. If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to schedule an appointment with Schedule an Appointment with us immediately.

Recommended Eye Examination Frequency For the Pediatric Patient

Patient Age
Examination Interval
At Risk
Birth to 24 Months6 months oldBy 6 months of age or as recommended
2 to 5 years3 years oldAt 3 years of age or as recommended
6 to 18 yearsBefore first grade and every two years thereafterAnnually or as recommended

Eye Examinations for Children

Children are at the greatest risk of developing eye issues. If your child meets these criteria, be sure to schedule an eye appointment as soon as possible:

  • Low Birth Weight
  • Low Oxygen at Birth
  • Family History of Eye Diseases
  • Infection of Mother during Pregnancy
  • Difficult Labor
  • Assisted Labor
  • High Refractive Error
  • Anisometropia
  • Strabismus
  • Central Nervous System Disorders

If there’s a history of retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts, genetic disease or metabolic in your family, be sure to get your child to an eye doctor every year. If the mother was infected with rubella, toxoplasmosis, venereal disease, herpes, cytomegalovirus, or AIDS during pregnancy, the child also needs to be checked for medical issues. If your child experiences a developmental delay, cerebral palsy, dysmorphic features, seizures, or hydrocephalus, be sure to take them to an eye doctor to detect or diagnose possible issues.

Recommended Eye Examination Frequency For Adults

Patient Age
Examination Interval
Asymptomatic/Risk Free
At Risk
18 to 60 yearsEvery two yearsEvery one to two years or as recommended
61 and olderAnnuallyAnnually or as recommended

If you’re an adult, there are several risk factors that may indicate you need to visit an eye doctor.

Risks include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Family History of Ocular Disease
  • Wearing Contact Lenses
  • Eye Surgery Patients

If you take medications that have ocular side effects or work in an occupation that experiences eye hazards, it’s best to visit an eye doctor every year to prevent or detect possible issues.

We have your best interest in mind. We help patients detect, prevent and diagnose eye issues and diseases. Please call Vision World of Coral Springs to schedule an appointment. Remember, early detection is the best way to preserve your vision. We’d be happy to help you.