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Why Eye Exams are Important for All Ages

Why Eye Exams are Important for All Ages

Regular comprehensive eye exams are an extremely important part of maintaining the long term visual and eye health of the entire family. Whether you are 1 year old or 120, having regular eye exams at least once every year is recommended to continually monitor, detect and treat any possible eye conditions that could jeopardize your eyesight, as well as make sure that you are always seeing your best by correcting any nearsightedness or farsightedness that may be present.
One of the most important reasons for your child to have regular eye exams is the extremely important role that vision will play in your child's introduction to the world of education, as well as his or her ongoing success in this realm and in extra-curricular activities. Dr. Michael Toups of Eye Trends in The Woodlands, Texas explains, “The vast majority of our experience of the world comes from our sense of sight. This makes the eyes the main vehicle through which most of us learn. This is especially true of children, which is why it is so important to safeguard this incredibly valuable instrument of education and experience, by making sure to bring your child in to have a comprehensive eye exam at lest once every year. The early detection and treatment of eye conditions like amblyopia and strabismus are another important aim of yearly eye exams for children. Childhood conditions such as these can be easily be successfully treated if caught early on, but become increasingly more complicated if allowed to advance into later childhood.”
Unfortunately adults don't always realize that they, too, need regular eye exams to ensure good long term visual health. Because adults' eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions rarely, if ever, change, many adults believe that comprehensive eye exams are only for their children, and that they no longer need routine check ups to maintain good vision health. Quite to the contrary, in some respects it is even more important for for adults to have their annual check up, since adults, especially those 40 years old and above, are at significantly increased risk of developing sight-threatening conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Proper routine check ups, with a focus on early detection of these and other potentially harmful eye conditions, should be considered an important part of every adult's health regimen.
At Eye Trends, we use some of the most advanced technologies in the eye care world today to provide incredibly accurate and convenient testing as a part of our comprehensive eye exams for every member of the family. Come see us today to experience what makes Eye Trends the best eye care clinic around!

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Dr. Inns is a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. During his training at the University of Houston, he held positions in research and was a teaching assistant / laboratory instructor.

Postgraduate work includes therapeutic courses at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Course at the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Inns has published in Optometry Today and Optometric Management. He also volunteers at the schools in his area.

Dr. Inns and his wife, Lynn, spend much of their spare time calling and visiting with their four boys.

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Amber Draper, Manager

As the manager of The Woodlands office, Amber Draper leads the team with the focus on patient care and assisting with their ophthalmic needs. Having over 10 years experience, Amber can aid patients with the most appropriate lens technology to match their daily needs. Everyone needs at least one pair of sun wear, especially here in Texas.

Amber is a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BA in History, and a minor in Spanish.

In her spare time, she is with family, friends, and enjoying some Houston Texans Football.

Dr. Toups is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University.

Being a therapeutically licensed optometrist, Dr. Toups is trained to diagnose and treat ocular conditions. He specializes in contact lenses and he is current with all refractive surgery procedures.

Dr. Toups is married, has five children and has lived in the Houston area since 1980.

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