Comprehensive Eye Exam
Did you know that your eye doctor is often able to detect diseases simply by looking inside your eyes? Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even heart disease often show signs in the eyes first. An eye exam is so much more than simply evaluating vision for glasses or contacts. Your eyes are windows into your overall health. Dr. Turin will always address your vision needs and attempt to maximize your sight with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, Dr. Turin will perform tests to monitor your overall health to help you achieve the best health you can. Typically, for new patients, a comprehensive eye exam includes dilation. By dilating the eye, Dr. Turin can check for cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, in addition to peripheral eye conditions that may lead to retinal detachments.
How often do I need to come?
The National Institutes of Health have established guidelines for routine vision care.
These are general recommendations. Dr. Turin may make alternate recommendations
based upon your personal conditions and family history. The suggested schedule for
eye exams are:
- Birth to 24 months: by 6 months of age
- 2 to 5 years: Before starting school
- 6 to 18 years: before 1st grade and every 2 years thereafter
- 18 to 40 years: every 2 years
- 41 to 60 years: every 1 to 2 years
- 61 and older: yearly
Mt. Hood Eyecare will send you a reminder when your next appointment is due. However, if you have a problem with your vision or your eyes before your next eye examination is due, do not wait, contact our office and make an appointment.