Healthy eyes and good vision are important to the development of the eyes in infants. From ages 2-5, your child will be fine tuning the vision developed during infancy. School-aged children, from ages 6 to 18, require good vision for many tasks to perform well in school. Watch for any signs of eye and vision problems, such as squinting or an eye turn, and seek professional eye care. An eye exam for children can start at about 6 months of age.
Adult Vision: 19 to 40 years of age
The most common problems experienced by this age group are eye strain and injuries. Protect your eyes by eating healthy, avoid smoking, getting regular exercise, wearing sunglasses, and getting periodic eye exams.
Adult Vision: 41 to 60 years of age
Most adults in their early to mid-forties may experience difficulty performing close up work, such as reading or computer work. This is a normal aging process called presbyopia and will continue to progress. There is an increased incidence of eye health problems in this age group, therefore, they should be examined regularly regardless of the need for glasses.
Adult Vision: Over 60 years of age
As you reach your 60’s and beyond, you should be prepared for normal vision changes such as cataracts. Be aware of warning signs of eye problems, such as a sudden onset of spots and floaters in your vision, sudden eye pain or redness, a loss of any part of your vision or double vision. A regular eye exam can help detect many problems early such as a retinal detachment, glaucoma or macular degeneration.