Your annual eye exam involves a series of tests to evaluate your vision and screen for eye diseases. Dr Manalo may use a variety of instruments, shine bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through an array of lenses. Each test during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision or eye health.
An eye exam helps detect eye problems at their earliest stage, when they're most treatable. Annual eye exams give us a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes and provide you with tips on caring for your eyes.
In general, if you are healthy and you have no symptoms of vision problems, have your eyes checked on this schedule:
Have your eyes checked more often if you:
Sometimes an exam is necessary for a specific reason, such as the following:
Upon completion of an exam, Dr. Manalo issues prescriptions and treatment recommendations, including specialty lenses like the following:
Make sure your entire family has healthy eyes. Children's eye exams are important to insure your child's eyes are healthy and have no vision problems that could interfere with learning, school performance and potentially affect your child's safety. Early intervention is key to prevent visual disability in the future.
Children's eye exam can entail the following:
Early eye exams also are important because children need the following visual skills that are essential for optimal learning:
As a mom and having years of experience with kids as patients, Dr. Manalo, takes special care of your little one's peepers.
Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
The then should have their eyes examined exams at age 3 and just before they enter kindergarten — at about age 5 or 6.
School-aged children should have an eye exam at least every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or as recommended by your eye doctor.
When scheduling an eye exam for your child, choose a time when he or she usually is alert and happy.
Specifics of how eye exams are conducted depend on your child's age, but generally an exam will include a case history, vision testing, determination of whether a prescription is needed, testing of eye alignment, an eye health evaluation and, if needed, a corrective prescription.
We look forward to helping you achieve your best possible vision!