Family Eye Care
Comprehensive Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye exam with one of our highly skilled Physicians and technicians is completed to obtain accurate measurements and ensure overall healthiness of the eye. We look into your eyes and care for current conditions before they become permanent problems!
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes' health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options.
Although not very common, there are several eye diseases that patients can inherit from their parents. These diseases can affect the eye muscles, tear drainage system, cornea, lens and retina. They may cause difficulty focusing, vision loss or even blindness. Some of these conditions are present at birth, while others do not develop until much later in life.
Your doctor may recommend regular eye exams for patients whose parents were affected by a hereditary eye disease, in order to diagnose any potential conditions as early as possible. Some conditions, such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration and cataracts, do not cite heredity as the main cause, but may create an increased risk if there is a family history of the condition.
Adolescent Eye Care
Children experience a variety of eye problems, many quite distinct from adult eye diseases. Their eyes are constantly changing. Horizon Eye Care monitors the eyes of its youngest patients, striving to anticipate problems before they occur. Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before entering school.
School Age Signs of Eye & Vision Problems
A child may not tell you that he or she has a vision problem because they may think the way they see is the way everyone sees.
Signs that may indicate a child has vision problem include:
- Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
- Short attention span
- Avoiding reading and other close activities
- Frequent headaches
- Covering one eye
- Tilting the head to one side
- An eye turning in or out
- Seeing double
- Losing place when reading
- Difficulty remembering what he or she read
Preschool Signs of Eye & Vision Problems
According to the American Public Health Association, about 10% of preschoolers have eye or vision problems. However, children this age generally will not voice complaints about their eyes.
Parents should watch for signs that may indicate a vision problem, including:
- Sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close
- Tilting their head
- Frequently rubbing their eyes
- Short attention span for the child's age
- Turning of an eye in or out
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination when playing ball or bike riding
- Avoiding coloring activities, puzzles and other detailed activities