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Guide to Eye examination
 
Why is Eye examination important and why it should be done by an ophthalmologist in an EYE Hospital?
  Regardless of your age or physical health, it is important for everyone to have regular eye check.
 
During a complete eye examination, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for glasses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
  Who should get their Eyes Examined?
  Adults should have their eyes tested regularly I e., once an year atleast if they are wearing glasses, if there is a family history of Glaucoma, if he/she is a Diabetic, and every year once you turn 40yrs to Rule out Glaucoma THE SILENT THIEF OF SIGHT.
 
Children who have trouble seeing or interpreting what they see will often have trouble with their schoolwork. Many times, children will not complain of vision problems simply because they don't know what "normal" vision looks like. If your child exhibits a reading or learning disability,constantly goes close to the TV to watch it or hold books close to the face, be sure to have his eyes examined to rule out an underlying visual cause. A routine eye checkup is recommended for all children before they start school ie., before 5years of age,also if there is a family history of wearing glasses.. Children should be brought to the ophthalmologist if the parents see any signs of squinting .
  When do I see an Ophthalmologist?
    Even if you have not experienced eye problems in the past, you should see an ophthalmologist if:
 
You experience a change in vision in one or both eyes, such as blurring, double vision, flashing lights or floaters.
  Your eyes experience pain, persistent irritation, itching, discharge or the sensation of a foreign body.
  You have had recurrent conjunctivitis, or red eyes
  You experience problems with too many or too few tears
  You are currently taking steroids orally for any other condition
  You have a growth on the eyelid or the eyelid is incorrectly positioned
 
You fall under the high risk group like Glaucoma (especially 40 years of age), Diabetes, High myopia (extreme near sightedness), Eye injury, Recurrent eye infections or prior intraocular inflammation.
     
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