BEYOND THE PRESCRIPTION
A trip to the optometrist is not just about glasses. Many eye conditions do not show symptoms until later stages of the disease. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and MS, often before you start noticing symptoms anywhere else. An eye exam should be part of your routine to monitor your overall well-being.
At each visit, Dr. Lee will not only assess your vision and check your prescription, but she will also evaluate the health of your eyes. This goes from examining the surface, checking the pressure, and looking at the internal structures of your eyes. Dr. Lee will use a microscope to look for signs of eye diseases, and signs of overall health issues.
Good vision does not always mean that your eyes are healthy. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key for good vision throughout your lifetime.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SEE THE DOCTOR?
Even if you’re seeing 20/20, it is still important to have an eye exam. There are many other potential problems that can occur aside from blurry vision, and you may not even notice any changes.
Children (0-19): First exam should be at 6 months, then 3 years, and once before entering school. Thereafter, kids should be seen every year.
—(OHIP covers annual eye exams for children up to age 19)
Adults (20-64): Every 1-2 years for healthy adults. Talk to Dr. Lee about YOUR personal eye care needs
—(OHIP covers annual exams for patients with diabetes and certain eye conditions)
Older Adults (65+): Eye exams every year due to higher risk of age-related health issues
—(OHIP covers annual exams for persons over the age of 65)
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