Finding and treating eye diseases early may cure the disease – or slow the vision loss.
For children, the most important steps for preventing eye disease are:
Routine eye exams
Preventing eye trauma
Eye trauma means an injury to the eye. Eye trauma is an important cause of vision loss in children. As a parent, you can help your child avoid eye trauma by having him or her use safety equipment during sports and recreational activities.
Listed below are some common eye conditions in children.
Eye Injury (Black Eye)
Make a Health Promise
Adults should have a routine eye exam every one to two years or immediately upon experiencing any problems, such as injury to the eye, visual changes, pain, flashes of light, new floaters or tearing. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of eye disease, consult with your ophthalmologist or optometrist on how often you should be seen.
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