Maintain Your Eye Health with Routine Exams
Eye exams play an integral role in preventive healthcare. Not only are they essential for updating your prescription and ensuring your vision remains clear and strong, but they’re also critical for detecting and diagnosing various eye diseases, especially as you get older.
Your eyes let you see all the beautiful wonders of the world, from your child’s smile to a rainbow after a storm. At Golden Triangle Optometric Center, we use the latest in eye care technology to get a complete, 360° view of your overall eye health so we can provide you with informative, proactive eye care.
Please call us soon to book an eye exam, and begin your journey to lifelong, healthy vision!
Why Are Eye Exams Important?
You know that old saying: “The eyes are the windows to the soul?” Well, in a way, it’s right. The eyes are the windows to the rest of the body, and a comprehensive eye exam using advanced equipment can allow your optometrist to diagnose health conditions seemingly unrelated to the eyes. Conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis can all be detected during an eye exam.
Our ultimate priority is your overall health, even if our focus is primarily on your eyes. Your optometrist is an important member of your healthcare team, along with your dentist, family doctor, and any specialists you see. We’re all on your side to ensure you live a long, happy, healthy life!
How Often Are Eye Exams Needed?
Routine eye exams are necessary for ensuring your eye health is well documented over time so we can detect any changes that may indicate a problem, no matter how small. But what does “routine” actually mean?
If you’re like the average patient, your vision will generally remain stable throughout your adult years, but as you grow older, you become more susceptible to age-related conditions due to the natural changes in the eyes.
Even if your eyesight is stable and you don’t have any vision problems, it’s still important to see your optometrist regularly so they can truly get to know you and your eyes. To establish a solid understanding of your overall eye health, we recommend visiting us annually until your optometrist can suggest a more personalized schedule suited to your needs.
Once we understand your unique eyes, we may recommend an exam frequency suggested by the American Optometric Association:
- Adults between 18 and 64 should undergo an eye exam at least every 2 years, or as recommended if high-risk.
- Adults over 65 should undergo annual eye exams, or as recommended, if high-risk.
You may be considered “high-risk” if you:
- Have an eye disease.
- Have a family history of eye disease.
- Have a health condition with ocular side effects, like diabetes.
- Work in an occupation that’s visually demanding or hazardous to the eyes.
- Take prescription or nonprescription medications with visual side effects.
- Have functional vision in only one eye.
- Wear contact lenses.
- Have had eye surgery or an eye injury.
- Have a high or progressive refractive error.
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday – closed 1 to 2 for lunch