Visiting an eye care center for regular eye exams is important for everyone, regardless of age. It’s a common misconception that only older people should have their eyes examined. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates it’s true that older people are more prone to vision problems but young ones may also have them. Eye exams are not only for determining whether a person needs prescription glasses but also for the early detection of conditions that can impair a person’s vision if not treated immediately. Below are some conditions that are of concern in eye exams.
This condition occurs when an eye is turned or has a significantly different prescription compared to the other. The brain responds by shutting off input from the affected eye. All About Vision points out that amblyopia can permanently impair the vision of the affected eye if not treated immediately.