Eye Check Up

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Though routine comprehensive eyecheckup is recommended to everybody once in a year. But following are the guidelines for eyecheckups

Early Childhood: First eye checkup is recommended to every normal looking child at age of 3 to 4 year i.e., before entering school to look for Refractve error, Amblyopia (LAZY EYES), Squint etc.

Adolescents: In children with refracive error / squint etc. regular vision and refraction test is advised for normal vision development.

Adults: Young active people need checkups for refractive errors, Computer vision syndrome, Dry eyes

Middle Age: People above 40 yrs age group are advised to get there eyes tested for problems like- Presbyopia, Glaucoma, Cataract.

Old age: people above 60 yrs need special attention for age related problems in eyes such as- Cataract, ARMD, Glaucoma, Dry eyes

Systemic diseases: People with systemic diseases like DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, Rheumatoid arthritis, Tuberculosis etc need special attention and periodic evaluation of dilated fundus is most important.

Family History: People with Family history of blinding eye diseases such as - Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal detachment, ARMD, Pathological Myopia need frequent eye checkups

A comprehensive eye checkup includes: Vision testing; Refraction, Orthoptics, Intraocular pressure testing, Slitlamp Examination, Dilated Fundus examination.