Welcome To Lake In The Hills Eye Care Services
- Eye exams
- Pediatric eye care
- Eye disease detection and treatment
- Dry eye treatment
- Low Vision services
- Sports and Specialty Eyewear Fitting
- Home eye care visits
- Contact lens fittings and sales
Eye Care for Children
Some experts approximate 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 beginning of school.Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then proceed with to have their eyes examined at the very 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 strongly recommends that Lake in the Hills children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at the very least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions. Read additional about Pediatric Eye Exams.
Eye Exams for 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. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an effect on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good strategy to have your eyes examined every one to two years to assess 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.
Atkinson Eye Care is conveniently located to offer our comprehensive eye care services to residents of Lake in the Hills. Using only cutting edge technology and techniques, our Optometry Clinic will help to improve and preserve your vision so you can see and feel your best.
Algonquin, IL 60102
- Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed