Wellness Exams for Children & Adults
Precise, all-encompassing eye care is a critical element of maintaining general visual health for everyone in the family. Regular eye checkups, screenings for eye diseases and proper development, are an essential part of maintaining the overall visual health of the entire family. In addition, it’s important to keep up with changes in contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions. It all contributes to visual health in the long run for children to adults in the family. Dr. Convertino of iCare Solutions in North Ft. Meyers, Florida is always aiming to help families live every day with their clearest, most comfortable vision possible.
Proper eye care for the whole family starts with routine eye exams. Among the most important reasons for children is the central role that proper vision plays in his or her initial, as well as ongoing, success in schoolwork and extra-curricular activities. Dr. Convertino explains, “The eyes are responsible for a alot of our every day sensory experience. The eyes are, therefore, the main vehicle through which most of us learn. This is why it is so important to safeguard this incredibly valuable instrument of education and experience. In addition, important for children are eye exams focusing on the early detection and treatment of eye conditions like amblyopia and strabismus. These conditions can be treated quite easily in early childhood, but become much more complicated if permitted to advance and develop into later childhood and adulthood.
For Mom and Dad, eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions are normally pretty stable and rarely, if ever, change. However, this leads many adults to believe that comprehensive eye exams are only for their children, and that they no longer need routine check ups to maintain good vision health. However, in some ways it is even more critical for Mom and Dad to have their annual check up than their kids. This is because adults, especially those 40 and over, and those with underlying health issues like diabetes, are at a much greater risk of developing vision-related conditions, like 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.
A wellness exam includes the Daytona Optos exam and OCT Scan. Both are easy for the doctor and patient. The patient simply puts his or her eye against the machine, and there’s an accurate, fully detailed image of the eye. Optos exams capture the eye in a broad 200 degree wide shot, while the OCT provides a deep, magnified image of certain key areas like the retina. These exams are also great for children to have once in a while to ensure their eyes are healthy, and they don’t require dilations. In addition, this advanced technology is key for adults with diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts, as well as other eye diseases. Click here to schedule a Wellness exam.
Our comprehensive family eye care includes all the most important tests and screenings to determine the overall eye health of you and your children, the whole family for corrective lenses, and make sure that the whole family sees comfortably and clearly for many years to come.
Come see us today to experience what makes iCare Solutions the best eye care clinic around!