Having your eyes checked regularly is an important part of your annual healthcare routine. Many sight-stealing diseases and conditions are slow to progress and may not even show symptoms until your vision is affected.
Yearly eye exams become increasingly important after the age of 65, when conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma become more common. This National Eye Exam Month, regardless of your age, make an appointment with the eye experts at Eye Medical Clinic to help protect your vision now and into the future.
The Early Years: Vision Is Important to Learning
If your student has not had an eye exam this year, we recommend scheduling one to make sure they enter the school year with their best possible vision. This will give them the best chance of having a successful school year. Since most of the instruction that takes place in a classroom (either in-person or virtually) is visual in nature, clear vision is more important than ever before.
The eye care experts at Eye Medical Clinic recommend that children should have their first pediatric eye exam at 6 months of age, another exam at age three and again at the start of school, with annual exams after that. Children with risk factors (such as premature birth, developmental delays and a family history of eye disease) should see an eye doctor more frequently.
Pediatric Myopia on the Rise
Myopia in young people has become more common than ever before. Why? Most experts agree. Increased screen time and technology such as smartphones, iPads, TVs and video games is at least partially to blame. Myopia can affect your child’s ability to see well enough to do school work. At Eye Medical Clinic, we work with many young people to make sure they are seeing well and protecting their vision for the future.
Adult Eye Care
For adults to enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision, we recommend annual comprehensive eye exams. And adults with certain risk factors should have eye exams more frequently. Vision-related risk factors include:
- A family history of eye disease (glaucoma, macular degeneration)
- Diabetes or high blood pressure
- Taking prescriptions that may have eye-related side effects
- A visually demanding occupation or one that may pose hazards to the eyes
- Previous eye injuries or eye surgery
If you aren’t sure how often you, your children or your parents should have a comprehensive eye exam, the experienced doctors at Eye Medical Clinic are here to help.
Enjoy Your Golden Years with the Vision You Deserve
Millions of Americans are living with cataracts, and millions more will develop them by the time they have 65 candles on their birthday cake. Cataracts are an inevitable part of aging.
But don’t let that fact worry you. At Eye Medical Clinic, we like to say cataract surgery is an opportunity. An opportunity to achieve restored vision, and regain confidence and independence as a result.
Beyond restored vision, the selection of a premium lens in conjunction with cataract surgery offers you the opportunity for improved vision and reduced dependency on glasses, contacts and even reading glasses!
We are excited to offer the latest FDA-approved laser cataract technology for your cataract surgery procedure. We believe this technology adds to the safety, accuracy and precision of the procedure.
A Lens to Match Your Lifestyle
At Eye Medical Clinic, we offer a variety of Advanced Technology Lenses that can correct your cataracts AND get you out of your glasses or bifocals.
Although standard cataract surgery has been proven over many decades to be very successful at removing the cataract and replacing the eye’s natural lens with a clear lens, many people find they still need glasses, bifocals or multifocals in order to achieve their best vision. Compared to standard intraocular lenses (IOLs), Advanced Technology Lenses greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses after your cataract surgery procedure.
Multifocal Lenses are designed to improve distance and near focus while Toric lenses are designed to correct astigmatism. Speak to an Eye Medical Center cataract counselor to learn more about the incredible advances in Advanced Technology Lenses.
See Every Moment
We invite you to experience the VIP treatment every patient can expect at Eye Medical Clinic. Our team of experienced doctors John Sullivan, MD; Jeanie Paik, MD; Tamer Hadi, MD; and Christina Nguyen Deane, OD, as well as a highly trained staff, is dedicated to helping you enjoy your life to the fullest…with the clear vision you deserve.