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Eye Exams In McDonough, Georgia For the Whole Family


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Regular eye exams are essential, no matter your age or physical condition. During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Santrell Hart-Moreland will screen your eyes for common eye diseases, assess your overall eye health, and give you an accurate prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary.

She’ll also use the comprehensive eye exam as an opportunity to check that your physical health is in order. This is because many diseases manifest in the eyes before showing any other symptoms.

Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?

At Elevated Eyecare, a comprehensive eye examination consists of various tests and procedures to assess your visual clarity and eye health.

This includes something as simple as reading from a standard eye chart to more complex evaluations such as digital retinal imaging.
We recommend comprehensive eye exams annually to monitor any changes in vision and detect eye problems early on.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

Eye Care for Everyone With Our Eye Doctor In McDonough

How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that patients who wear eyeglasses or contacts have an eye exam annually. People who don’t need vision correction still need annual eye exams, or as often as their eye doctor recommends. Individuals with diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure may need more frequent eye exams due to the potential impact on vision and eye health.

Those over 40 need eye exams every one to two years to detect common age-related eye issues like presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Additionally, people over 60 need annual eye exams because the risk of eye disease increases with time.

McDonough Eye Exams for Children

An estimated 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision issues. The AOA suggests that all children undergo eye exams at the age of 6 months, at age 3, and again when they start school. For kids without vision issues or risk factors, the AOA advises annual eye exams throughout their school years.

However, children with pre-existing vision issues or risk factors should undergo eye exams more frequently. Common risk factors for vision issues include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

If your child wears eyeglasses or contact lenses, they should have their eyes examined at least once every 12 months or as per their eye doctor’s instructions.

Schedule an Eye Exam With Santrell Hart-Moreland, O.D.

Book an appointment with our eye doctor in McDonough, Georgia today!