Have Your Eyes Screened At 40
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends to all licensed Ophthalmologists to Establish a Baseline of Eye Health for all patients at the age of 40. The American Academy of Ophthalmology also recommends an eye disease screening for all aging adults.
Long Vision Center makes this same recommendation to all his patients. The purpose of The Academy now recommending this: Adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40–the time when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur.
Based on the results of this preventative initial screening, an ophthalmologist will prescribe the necessary intervals for follow-up exams. You can have peace of mind knowing that you don’t have any hidden issues you need to be concerned about.
For individuals at any age with symptoms of or at risk for eye disease, such as those with a family history of eye disease, diabetes or high blood pressure, the Academy recommends that individuals see their ophthalmologist to determine how frequently their eyes should be examined. This would be a preventative measure as well and sure does eliminate stress about potential challenges before they happen.
The recommendation does not replace regular visits to the ophthalmologist to treat ongoing disease or injuries, or for vision examinations for eye glasses or contact lenses. Much like mammograms at 40 or colon screenings at 50, this eye disease screening is a reminder to adults as they age that they need to maintain their eye health.
Here’s to better eye health! Call our office now to schedule your baseline exam. Long Vision Center phone is (903) 892-2020, a qualified staff member will set an appointment for you.
by the American Academy of Ophthalmology