Eye and Vision Exams in Scottsdale
Our team of eyecare professionals at Eyes on Hayden in Scottsdale Arizona take your vision and ocular health very seriously. This is why we offer the latest, state-of-the-art technology when delivering eye care. We take pride in helping you look, see and feel your best!
Eye Exams at Eyes on Hayden: What You Should Expect
Eye exams typically involve these three steps:
- A detailed medical history to gain an overall understanding of your health and how it might relate to your eyes.
- A visual acuity test (refraction) to see if your vision would benefit from glasses or contact lenses.
- A thorough eye health assessment to ensure your eyes are clear of disease.
How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?
Infants (6-12 Months)
Your infant’s pediatrician should look for the most common eye problems that young children may have, such as a lazy or crossed eye. They do not however, perform a comprehensive eye exam that looks inside the eye for potentially vision threatening conditions, nor do they screen for high prescriptions that could interfere with your baby's vision development. Because of this, the American Optometric Association recommends that a child's first comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist is between the ages of 6-12 months. As you can imagine, this is a very different type of eye exam and very few optometrists perform these infant eye exams; we are very blessed to have Dr. Hoppert as our pediatric and certified InfantSEE optometrist. InfantSee a public health program managed by the Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation designed to ensure that a thorough eye and vision evaluation is an integral part of infant wellness care. Under this program, InfantSEE optometrists provide no-cost eye and vision assessments for infants age 6-12 months.
Children (3-5 Years)
The American Optometric Association recommends that a child have their second comprehensive eye exam before starting school (between the ages of 3 and 5). This ensures that your child's eye and vision health is optimal for vision development. It is important for parents to understand that children do not know the difference between good and poor vision, so you cannot rely on them to tell you that their vision is blurry. This is why it is so imperative that children have a comprehensive eye exam before starting school.
School-age Children (6-17 Years)
As recommended by the American Optometric Association, children should receive their third comprehensive eye exam prior to starting first grade. Great vision, visual function and eyehealth are essential to ensuring that our children start school with their best learning potential. As children grow, so do their eyes, which is why your child should have an annual eye exam until the age of 17.
Adults who have no symptoms of vision problems and are in good health should follow this eye exam schedule:
- 18 to 64 – every two years *
- 65 years of age or older – every year*
*People should have their eye health checked more often if they:
- Wear glasses or contact lenses.
- Have a family history of eye problems or disease.
- Have a chronic disease such as diabetes or hypertension, which puts them at a greater risk of developing eye disease.
Why Is It Important to Have an Annual Eye Exams?
Most eye diseases are treatable, many of which can be prevented with routine eye care. Annual eye exams with your optometrist ensure early detection of eye problems when they can be most successfully treated.
As your optometrists, Dr. Krywko and Dr. Hoppert take your eyecare seriously because they cares about your vision as much as you do.
Call us to learn more about our services or to schedule an eye exam.
8240 N Hayden Rd. B100 Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Call us at 480.900.2020 to schedule your eye exam with one of our optometrists today!