Comprehensive Eye Exams – Brandon, MS

Regardless of your age, regular eye exams are essential to your overall health and can serve as an indicator to help prevent serious health problems.

At Dogwood Vision Care, our comprehensive eye exam includes important tests in order to evaluate the quality of your vision and health of your eyes. These procedures range for simple tests, such as having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health tissues inside of your eyes.

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During our comprehensive eye exams, Dr. McMasters will not only determine the prescription for your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses; but he will also examine you for common eye diseases, evaluate your eyes for indications of overall health, and assess how well your eyes work together cooperatively.

Eye care experts recommend you have comprehensive eye exam once every one to three years, depending on your age, health, and risk factors.

Children Eye Exams

Did you know that approximately 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), children (pediatric patients) should have their eyes examined at these critical stages: at 6 months of age, 3 years old, and at the start of first grade. Children without risk factors or vision problems are recommended to continue having their eyes examined at least once every two years after their initial grade school visit.

Children at risk or with existing vision issues should have more frequent eye exams. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

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

It is recommended by the AOA that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to his/her eye doctor’s instructions. Learn more about pediatric eye exams.

Adults Vision Care

The American Optometric Association recommends annual eye exams for adults who wears contact lenses or eyeglasses between the ages of 18 to 60 years of age. Risk free adults, without any vision corrections, are suggested to have an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on his/her overall health and rate of visual change. Because many diseases are reflected and can impact your vision health; patients with high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, or have a family history of ocular diseases are highly advised to make more frequent eye examinations with their vision care provider such as Dogwood Vision Care.

Patients over 40 are recommended to have their eyes examined every one to two years in order to check for common age-related eye problems such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and presbyopia. Read more about Vision after 40.

At Dogwood Vision Care, we care about your vision health as well as your overall well-being. Due to the risk of eye disease increasing with age, we advise all patients over the age of 60 to have their vision examined annually. Learn more about Vision after 60.