Adult & Pediatric Eye Exams in Algonquin, IL
Routine Eye Exams are Essential for Your Clear and Healthy Vision!
Our eye doctors are dedicated to keeping your eyesight healthy and sharp, and annual eye exams are the best way to do this. We equip our modern and pleasant optometry office in Algonquin, IL, with advanced diagnostics and the latest technology. Using first-rate skill, our friendly optometrists will check your eyes thoroughly to rule out or detect any signs of a problem as early as possible. We serve patients of all ages, from infants to golden-agers, and we invite you to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam for every member of your family!
What do we check during your annual eye exam?
Your body changes with age, and so do your eyes. With both children and adults, aging can cause the start and/or development of many common vision conditions. If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, your vision prescription may change. If you are over 40 years old, it is typical to have trouble when reading fine print, and you may need a prescription for eyewear to correct presbyopia.
Particularly with children, changes in visual acuity can happen very quickly. Remember that undetected vision conditions can interfere with all types of learning and development – in the classroom, on the sports field and when forming social relationships. Only a complete pediatric eye exam will verify that your kid’s prescription is current and accurate.
Signs of Eye Disease
Our eye doctor will use high-tech optometric devices to examine your entire visual system, including inner eye tissues. Many eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts, do not present symptoms at the beginning. Therefore, you may not notice any problems until these diseases have advanced to a late stage when successful treatment is more complex. That’s why annual eye exams are critical for early screening and treatment of eye disease.
Eyes provide a view of your overall body health. During your routine eye exam, our eye doctor will look out for signs of dangerous health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. When necessary, we will refer you to a primary physician for evaluation and treatment.
When should you reserve adult and pediatric eye exams?
Adults: If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, we recommend annual eye exams at all ages. Once you are over 40 (even if you don’t need prescription eyewear), we advise comprehensive eye exams yearly in our Algonquin, IL, office.
Children: Infants should have their first pediatric eye exam at 6 months old, according to the American Optometric Association. If no vision conditions are detected, follow-up exams are performed at 3 years old, prior to starting elementary school, and then every two years. If your kid has a vision condition, we will provide personalized guidelines for how often to schedule pediatric eye exams.
After Your Algonquin Eye Exam
Optimal eye care is based on a warm and open relationship with our patients. After your comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist will share the results and discuss possible treatment options, if necessary. Whether you or your child need prescription eyewear, treatment for eye disease, or vision therapy, we’ll customize a plan to meet your visual and lifestyle requirements.
We are pleased to serve Algonquin and North Algonquin, IL, with exceptional eye care, and our team at Atkinson Eye Care looks forward to seeing you and your eyes!
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