When to get your eyes checked?

There are very minor signs and symptoms people may ignore when it comes to their vision. But when it is unavoidable, people may respond panicky. Well, for those situations, the first thing we might suggest, as your eye specialist and optician (Primary Eye care providers) is that you need to stay calm, getting stressed about it won't help. Here, we will let you know, why and when exactly should you be getting your eyes checked and in how many intervals?

Why? Because, You might have heard or read this at many places "PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE." Real life problems may be reversible, but Eye problems, hard to admit, but aren't reversible. But they can be controlled before things get out of control. Here is where we stand! Your primary Eye care providers. What we mean by primary Eye care providers, is that, assessing your seeing potential and considering your history we conclude weather your vision can be improved through the means of glasses/Contact lenses or you need an immediate attention of an Ophthalmologist/Eye doctor. 

When should you get your eyes checked? 

Generally, it is recommended, that you get your eyes checked often in regular intervals considering your age, even if you don't have any signs/symptoms. Different age group are advised to go for an eye check-up in different intervals. 

Infants - In this stage, the whole body is in  growing state, even eyes. Until unless, you don't see the child's eye's responding to light, you don't have to worry about anything. You can slowly move a torch light around babies eyes and note if their eye ball follows the light source.

5 - 18 years of age - If any signs or symptoms i.e., if the child is complaining about not able to see what the teacher writes on classroom board, or not able to see the cricket ball while playing, so well. Or they have mild headaches. From age 14 and above, if they have any visual defect already, they should get their eyes checked every 6 months or else once a year. 

Adults (People ageing above 18):


If they have any serious eye problems or high powers then every 6 months or else if they observe any sudden change in vision. 

People ageing above 40:

Presbyopia is a normal eye problem that is seen in people of this age group. Presbyopia is a condition where people have problem reading small prints at a reading distance (25cm to 40cm). This can be aided by readymade reading glasses. They may not have to go for eye check up very often until unless they have any serious complaints. The reading power increases every 1 to 2 years. So they can limit their visit once every 18 months.