ALL ABOUT EYECARE OPTOMETRISTS BEDFORD, NS - (902)835-4425 Located Beside Mill Cove Sobeys Mill Cove - Bedford, NS Optometrist: We do Eye Exams. Serving the Halifax Regional Municipality (Halifax,NS & Bedford, NS (Nova Scotia), Canada)

Sobeys Plaza, 961 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS

Note: The office will be closed for the long weekend

Do I need an eye exam?

Everyone needs an eye exam. Even people who see 20/20 need an eye exam at least every two years. Some eye problems can't be felt by the patient, but need to be examined by the eye doctor through specialized eye exam equipment.

Eye Exam Frequency Guidelines

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the minimum frequency of eye examinations for those at low risk of ocular or vision problems as follows:

Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months) - By age 6 months
Preschool (2 to 5 years) - At age 3, and prior to entering elementary school (age 5)
School age (6 to 19 years) - Annually
Adult (20 to 64 years) - Every one to two years
Older adult (65 years and older) - Annually

For those who are at high risk of ocular or vision problems, the optometrist will make a recommendation on the frequency of eye exams:

High risk patients:

Infants and toddlers and preschool: Premature birth; low birth weight; mother's health during pregnancy; family medical history; an eye 'turn'; or congenital eye disorders

School age: children experiencing difficulty at school; children exhibiting reading and/or learning disabilities

Adult: diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma; those whose work is visually demanding or who face eye hazards.

Older adult: diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma; those taking systemic medication with ocular side effects.

In addition:
Contact lens wearers: yearly eye exams recommended

History of laser corrective surgery: yearly eye exams recommended

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