Eye Exams in Tucson, AZ
We are pleased to supply modern eye care practices and procedures with the goal of helping clients maintain their sight and enjoy good eye health. We offer up-to-date vision care with state of the art technology. Yearly eye exams ensure that preventative measures and necessary treatments can be prescribed. Keep your eyes healthy, they are the only ones you get!
A few of the specific services we’re equipped to provide are:
• Comprehensive eye exams – Our total health care examination has two parts. In the first part, the doctor does an ocular health examination where he/she will check for signs of cataracts, glaucoma and other vision threatening diseases. For the second part, the doctor will complete a computer assisted vision assessment to determine the strength of correction you will need to see clearly.
• Emergency visits – infection, sudden loss of vision, pain in or around the eye, sudden flashes and/or floaters
• Pre & post-op surgical vision care – Lasik, cataract, PRK
• Contact lenses and glasses
• The treatment of eye conditions/diseases – glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, keratoconus
Pediatrics Eye Exams
Children need the following basic skills for good eyesight and learning:
- Near vision
- Distance vision
- Binocular (two eyes) coordination
- Eye movement skills
- Focusing skills
- Peripheral awareness
- Hand-eye coordination
“At what age should my child have his or her first eye exam?”
During the first several months of life, a baby can focus only on objects that are close up and see mostly in high contrast colors such as black, white, or red. Around six months of age, a baby’s visual acuity becomes sharper. Color is seen more accurately and eye movement and hand-eye coordination skills are keener. At that stage, an eye exam should be administered by a doctor to determine if both eyes are working together as a team. An eye exam during early development can prevent a lifetime of poor vision in one or both of your child’s eyes. If risk factors for vision problems are present, an eye exam should be completed earlier than six months of age.
Routine eye exams for children
Routine eye exams for children can detect vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and the overall health of the eyes. During your child’s eye exam, the eye doctor will check for amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes) and other eye disorders that could affect your child’s vision development. How often should children have eye exams? In general, risk-free children should have their first eye exam at six months of age, at age three, just before starting school and every two years until age 18. Children who have risk factors for vision problems may need an eye exam earlier than six months of age and more frequently. Regular eye exams to detect vision problems and eye health are essential to success in school, sports, and other activities. It is best to detect and treat vision problems as early as possible.
Factors that may indicate vision problems include:
- A history of prematurity
- Delayed motor development
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Excessive blinking
- Failure to maintain eye contact
- Inability to maintain a gaze (fixation) while looking at objects
- Poor eye tracking skills