Vision

From childhood to the elder years, vision is critically important to our overall health. HealthSource’s vision center offers comprehensive eye exams and screening services for patients of all ages. Receiving vision care is important for growth and development in children and adults. From vision tests to eyeglass prescriptions, we can provide for all of your family’s vision care needs regardless of your insurance status. We are committed to making vision care more accessible and cost-effective.

Pediatric Eye Care

Your child should have a comprehensive eye exam once every one to two years. Children should start receiving eye exams as early as six months old. If your child is struggling in school, sits close to the TV, or often complains that they can’t see, you should schedule an exam to find out if they have a vision impairment.

If your child does need glasses or contacts, you should schedule an eye exam for them once a year until they turn 18. Vision problems often get worse during childhood and adolescence. Conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) can continue to develop until around ages 16 to 18, at which point they usually stay the same until the elder years.

Adult Vision Care

Even if you had perfect eyesight in your childhood, you should continue receiving eye exams every one to two years as an adult. It is important to know your risk factors for various eye conditions, especially those which usually appear during adulthood.

Some factors that can increase your risk of vision problems as an adult include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • A family history of eye problems such as glaucoma
  • Staring at screens for several hours on a daily basis
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye surgeries
  • Medications that have vision-related side-effects

Our optometrists can provide you with your annual vision exam and other eye care services.