Patient Education

How Often Should I Have an Eye Examination ?

At a comprehensive eye exam, also called a dilated eye exam, the eye doctor widens the pupil of the eye with eye drops to allow a closer look at the inside part of the eye (in some cases dilation is not always necessary). This exam may not be part of regular/routine exam for a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Make sure to ask your doctor about comprehensive eye exam.

In general, the recommended frequency of comprehensive eye examinations for people without symptoms or special risk factors is: 

Age Caucasian African-American
20-39 Every 3 – 5 years Every 2 – 4 years
40-64 Every 2 – 4 years Every 2 – 4 years
65 or older Every 1 – 2 years Every 1 – 2 years


Eye Problems and Diseases

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

About 13 million Americans have signs of this sight-threatening disease, the world’s number-one cause of blindness.

AMD occurs with degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive.​


Itchy, red, swollen, tearing eyes are key signs of allergies. Ask your doctor about important tips on relief.

Amblyopic (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia usually develops in young children and can mean permanent visual dysfunction if not diagnosed and treated early in life.


Don’t despair: this form of distorted vision is usually correctable with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Also ask our Eye Doctor about astigmatism.


An inflammation of the eyelids can cause chronic eye irritation, tearing, foreign body sensation and crusty debris, but easy treatable. Learn about the best treatments.

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

If you live long enough, you are likely to get a cataract, which causes cloudy vision. Fortunately, cataract removal is a routine procedure.

CMV Retinitis

About 80% of adults have been exposed to the cytomegalovirus (CMV), but it mostly affects people with poor immune systems, such as AIDS patients.

Color Blindness

May be a hereditary condition or caused by disease of the optic nerve or retina.  Acquired color vision problems only affect the eye with the disease and may become progressively worse over time.  Learn about the different types of color deficiency and how to cope in a color-coded world.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Ask our doctors what you can do about the redness, swelling, itching and tearing of pink eye, plus how to stop re-infecting yourself.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes causes retinal degradation that can be sight-threatening.

Dry Eye Syndrome

It is usually caused by a problem with the quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes. Drops, special plugs, even nutritional supplements can help restore the moisture your eyes need.

Floaters and Spots

They are usually harmless, but they can also be signs of a serious problem, such as a detached retina…


Glaucoma refers to a group of disorders that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

If you’re hyperopic, you may see better from a distance than up close, or your vision may be blurred at all distances.


Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that gradually causes thinning of the cornea, the front surface of the eye.

Miscellaneous Vision Problems

Can’t find your topic here? Ask our doctor about any eye-related dysfunction or problem

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

About a third of the population can see fine up close, but distant objects are a blur.

New Products for the Eyes

From eye drops to vitamins and to eyewear accessories, Victory Vision Care has the newest vision care products for making your life easier — and healthier.

Ocular Hypertension

Elevated eye pressure has no symptoms, but it is easily detected in an eye exam. Take care of it before it cause glaucoma.

Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)

Lots of eye conditions can be the underlying cause of bothersome light sensitivity.


Greek for “elder eye,” presbyopia means difficulty see close up for those in their 40s and older.

Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)

Your eyelids don’t have to droop; find out about surgery to correct them.

Retinal Detachment

Your eyelids don’t have to droop; find out about surgery to correct them.


Misaligned eyes can mean not only crossed eyes but also eyes that point outward, upward or downward. There are remedies for strabismus.


Learn the best ways to get rid of these unpleasant little bumps in a hurry


Inflammation of the uvea can be painful and may cause light sensitivity, floaters, and blurred vision. So, learn about symptoms and treatment.

Thank You! We hope this Information was hopeful.


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