Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams at Eye Trends. Choose one of our six locations in North Houston and make sure your family's vision is being looked after.
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
During a complete eye exam at our Spring, TX Vision Center, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
A Spring, TX comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Complete Family Eye Exam
Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don't normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Our Eye Trends eye doctors in The Woodlands often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it's a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually at their local Eye Trends Vision Center.
Q & A
Why are regular eye exams for adults so critical?
Many people wait until they have a vision or eye complaint before scheduling an eye exam. Does this sound like you? Unfortunately, this isn’t wise for the health and quality of your long-term vision. The symptoms of many common ocular diseases and conditions are generally unnoticeable by the patient until the problem has already caused irreversible damage and vision loss. In contrast, if you visit your eye doctor for routine eye exams near you, the signs of disease can be detected when they first appear. At this early stage, treatment can prevent future complications and loss of sight.
My child is having trouble reading. Where can I book a pediatric eye exam near me?
Children depend upon a healthy, functional visual system in order to learn and develop properly. When their vision is compromised in any way, so is their learning. A complete pediatric eye exam can diagnose a range of problems that can be treated – before they interfere with education, sports performance, and social development.
At our Houston offices of Eye Trends, we make it easy for you to schedule an eye exam for your child. Our practice offers eye doctors near you who are trained and experienced in checking kids’ eyes. Our optometrists will evaluate your child for these visual skills:
- Eye teaming/Binocularity
- Visual acuity – to determine if there is a need for eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Focusing ability/Accommodation
- Hand-eye coordination
- Visual perception skills
I need a detailed eye exam. Where is the most advanced eye doctor near me?
We perform comprehensive eye exams for adults and children. To ensure that you benefit from top-notch precision and diagnostics, we constantly upgrade the equipment in our Houston offices. Depending upon your condition, we may use the following technologies: Corneal Mapping, Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans, OPTOS Retinal Exam, Visual Field Testing, and Auto-Refraction.
Eye Exam Near Me in Houston
We are your leading source of vision and eye care in the Greater Houston area, with many branch offices located conveniently throughout the city to serve your entire family. Call to reserve your accurate and efficient eye exams.