At Meridian Ophthalmic Associates in Meridian, MS, we provide outstanding eye exams, vision exams, and pediatric eye exams. Each eye doctor specializes in innovative and compassionate optometrist care for you and your entire family.
Family Eye Exams
From birth to old age, eye exams for the whole family are essential for maintaining healthy living and great vision. Keep in mind, early detection of eye disease or vision problems by your eye doctor is crucial to treating the condition and preventing loss of eyesight, no matter what your age. The best way to keep your eyes healthy is to plan ahead.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Pediatric screenings and vision exams are critical for the early detection of eye or vision issues.
Newborns should have an eye exam to check for basic eye health issues, especially if the baby is born prematurely, shows signs of eye disease, or has a family history of childhood eye disease.
6-12 Months of Age
At 6 to 12 months of age, another screening should be scheduled to perform an eye exam and monitor healthy eye alignment and movement.
12-36 Months of Age
At 12 to 36 months of age, an eye exam should be done to monitor eye development.
3-5 Years of Age
An eye exam should be performed from 3 to 5 years of age to determine visual acuity, misalignment of the eyes, refractive errors, or other vision focusing problems.
5 Years of Age and Older
At this age, the child should have a yearly eye exam to observe conditions such as nearsightedness, misalignments, or problems from hormone or drug therapies.
Adult Eye Exams
Adults with healthy vision should schedule a vision exam at least once in their 20s and twice in their 30s. Visits may be required more often if you experience eye infection, pain, injury, floaters, or flashes of light. You also need to have regular eye exams to monitor contact lens fitting and function, diabetes, or eye disease.
By the age of 40, you should get a comprehensive eye exam because this is the age when early detection of vision changes or disease is most often found. Early detection means early treatment, and early treatment means you save your vision.
Senior Eye Exams
Seniors 65 years of age and older should schedule visits at least every year or two by an optometrist to monitor detection of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Schedule Your Eye Exam Today
Meridian Ophthalmic Associates in Meridian, MS, provides eye exams for the whole family. We care for each patient with compassion and the highest quality of vision care available. Your vision and eye health are our top priorities. Schedule your eye exam today.
Call our office at (601) 483-2616 or use our online appointment request form. Our professional, friendly staff is waiting to hear from you.