Routine Eye Examination Recommendations for All AgesPediatric Eye Care
. Good vision is essential for children to properly develop and learn. Early detection of vision problems or eye disease provides the best option for treatment and outcomes. Dr. Barrus, Dr. Schultz, and Dr. Rutar provide care for a wide variety of pediatric ocular problems and visual disorders in children such as crossed eyes (strabismus) or lazy eye (amblyopia.) In fact, Dr. Rutar is currently the only fellowship-trained pediatric and strabismus specialist in Southern Oregon, specializing in conditions that include strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and cataracts in adults and children.
In the first three years, infants should have their vision checked as part of regular pediatric checkups. Between ages three and six, an eye exam every year or two is recommended. Throughout childhood and the teenage years, exams should be scheduled every two years.Click here to learn more about scheduling your child's appointment
.People between the ages of 20 and 39
usually only need eye examinations if a noticeable change in vision occurs. However, people in this age group who wear corrective lenses should schedule an annual exam.Beginning at age 40
, regular eye exams should be scheduled at least every two years or annually if using corrective lenses.Starting at 65
, yearly exams are recommended to rule out glaucoma
or other age-related eye diseases.Dr. Barrus, Dr. Schultz, or Dr. Rutar may recommend a different schedule if you have certain eye problems, diseases, or risk factors.
- Diabetes (Type 1 and 2) - Annual Eye Exam
- Pregnant Diabetics - Examination every three months throughout pregnancy
- Glaucoma - Annual Eye Exam if you have risk factors for glaucoma, such as African American descent or a family history of the disease.
You should also schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Blurred vision or eyestrain
- Eye pain
- Red eyes
- Blind spots
- Any other eye problem or sudden change in vision
Many eye diseases and problems have no early warning symptoms. Routine exams enable us to detect and treat vision problems and are the best safeguard for maintaining good vision. If you have questions about our comprehensive eye care or want to know how often you should schedule an exam please contact us
.Click here to learn more about scheduling your appointment