Routine eye care shouldn't be routine at all...
A comprehensive eye health and vision examination is the cornerstone of optometric care at Dakota Eye Care Associates. In our comprehensive eye examination we review your ocular and medical history, we measure your visual acuity, eye muscle balance, color vision, neurological pupil function and fields of vision. We further evaluate all aspects of your eye health concentrating on cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. We also evaluate how your general health and nutrition effect your eyes. Our doctors utilize the latest diagnostic technology to provide both your routine eye health and vision evaluations.
Medical eye care and emergency eye care:
Dakota Eye Care Associates offers emergency and medical eye care. We are able to bill major medical plans for medical eye diagnosis and care treatments. We are involved in diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions including but not limited to:
- Eye infections and "pinkeye"
- Eye allergies
- Age related macular degeneration
- Dry eye
- Foreign body removal
- Sudden vision changes, floaters, flashing lights
How often should I have my eyes examined?
That depends on many factors, including your age, eye health, family history, occupation and general health. It is best to follow your doctor's recommendations.
For children, both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association recommend a child's first eye exam at the age of 6 months and then again at 3 years. Critical visual skills are developing at this age and early detection of vision problems can be crucial to a child's learning and acquisition of important skills. For school age children we recommend an annual eye examination.
For Adults we also recommend an annual eye examination to evaluate your vision, but more importantly, to monitor the health of your eyes and identify any vision threatening or eye health threatening conditions as early as possible.
More information/links on the importance of eye exams, why you need them, what to expect, etc:
All About Vision:
Think About Your Eyes.com: