A thorough and proper eye exam with Dr. Chris DiGiorgio at Costco Optical consists of a variety of standard tests designed to measure visual acuity and other vision faculties. Additionally, your New Rochelle eye doctor
will observe the health of the eye and check for common eye diseases, like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, during this pain-free and hour-long examination. Much like any disease or infection, it is best to catch, diagnose and treat eye conditions early on to preserve good vision.
Eye exams are especially important for children as strabismus and amblyopia (crossed eye and lazy eye) can often be diagnosed and treated in early childhood in an effort to avoid life-long vision impairment. Also, rare eye conditions from birth, such as congenital cataracts can be diagnosed and treated. For the first three years, children should have their vision checked as a part of their regular doctor checkups. Monitoring the development of your child's vision will assist in their learning and development of hand-eye coordination, balance, and fine motor skills.
From ages three to six, eye exams should be schedule every one to two years. But during their childhood and teenage years, New Rochelle eye exams
should be scheduled as necessary. Oftentimes a school nurse will detect a vision problem during a standard school vision test. Though vision tests in school are no substitute for proper eye exams with a trained and licensed optometrist, they are adequate for detecting nearsightedness and farsightedness in teenagers.
As an adult, you should receive at least one eye exam every two years. As you age and your likelihood of developing an eye disease increases, you should schedule eye exams on a more frequent basis. If your family has a history of eye diseases, you should schedule a regular yearly exam as precaution. To learn more about eye exams and what to expect when you visit Dr. Chris DiGiorgio at Costco Optical for your yearly eye evaluation, please visit our website or call our offices at (914) 371-2822.
Optometrist New Rochelle
One Industrial Lane
New Rochelle, New York 10805
By Dr. Chris DiGiorgio
June 27, 2012