Unlike regular eye exams, a comprehensive eye exam dives much deeper into your eye health. During your comprehensive Digital Lifestyle Exam, the optometrist will assess your entire visual system with special emphasis on your unique visual needs in this digital world. Your Reno eye doctor may also perform a combination of eye tests depending on your age, health history, and risk factors for conditions like glaucoma and diabetes.
It’s typically recommended for everyone—young and old—to have an annual eye exam. This is even more crucial for patients with a history of vision problems, patients over the age of 40, and patients with pre-existing conditions like diabetes. Even children are at risk of developing eye conditions that can hinder their vision.
With an annual eye exam, your Reno optometrist will be able to catch signs of vision loss and other eye conditions early on to prevent further damage.
Because a majority of eye conditions worsen as we age, children tend to have better vision than adults, however, this isn’t always the case. Vision problems can occur for a variety of reasons such as an injury to the eye or a hereditary disease that’s been passed down. Some scholars suggest that an estimated 5-10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems, many of which lead to difficulty in school.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children have their vision examined at the age of 6 months, 3 years, and again before starting kindergarten for children with no symptoms or conditions. Your Reno eye doctor will use this time to assess your child’s eye health
and determine if they’re at risk for developing eye conditions like myopia, hyperopia or strabismus.