Instituto de Ojos offers comprehensive ophthalmology services for the prevention, detection and treatment of conditions that affect visual health. Our Medical Faculty includes:
Other visual health specialists
When you should visit an ophthalmologist?
Below are some situations in which you should visit an ophthalmologist.
You suffered an eye injury.
You have symptoms of an eye disease.
These symptoms include:
- Blurred or distorted vision, double vision or loss of vision
- See floaters (as small spots or black wires), flashing lights or halos around objects
- Have a curtain or veil that obstructs vision
- Eye problems itself, as a lump in one or both eyes, crossed eyes, excessive tears or changes in the eyelids
- Eye pain
- You have 40 years or more, it is recommended to perform a full eye exam at age 40. This exam will let know if you are at risk of suffering from an eye disease..
When to perform an eye exam?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends eye examinations in the following stages:
Babies (pediatric eye exams that can be performed by a pediatrician, a nurse, a primary care physician, an ophthalmologist).
- Newly born
- Before six months
- Between six months and until the child is big enough to follow instructions and undergo an eye control
Children (pediatric eye exams that can be performed by a pediatrician, a nurse, a pediatric care physician, an ophthalmologist)
- Between 3 and 4 years
- Between 4 and 5 years
- Every 1-2 years after 5 years of age
Adults (complete medical eye exam by an ophthalmologist)
- Less than 40 years: every 5-10 years
- Examination of eye diseases at the age of 40. Your ophthalmologist will tell you when to return for follow up exams according to your history and to what is detected in this exam.
- Between 40 and 54 years: every 2-4 years
- 55-64 years: every 1-3 years
- At 65 years and every 1-2 years, or as recommended by your ophthalmologist