Eye screening is a relatively short examination that can indicate the presence of a vision problem or a potential vision problem. A vision screening cannot diagnose exactly what is wrong with your eyes; instead, it can indicate that you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist or optometrist for a more comprehensive dilated eye examination.
Why do I need vision screening?
A routine vision screening is not recommended for most healthy adults. But most adults are encouraged to get eye exams from an eye care specialist on a regular basis. If you have questions about when to get an eye exam, talk to your primary care provider.
Children should be screened on a regular basis. Sam Vision recommend the following vision screening schedule:
- Newborns. All new babies should be checked for eye infections or other disorders.
- 6 months. Eyes and vision should be checked during a regular well-baby visit.
- 1–4 years. Eyes and vision should be checked during routine visits.
- 5 years and older. Eyes and vision should be checked every year.