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Why Should I Get An Eye Exam?

Happy August! This year is flying by. We can’t believe school is about to start back up! Which brings us to this month’s blog topic: August is National Eye Exam Month. As the summer comes to an end, it is important to start thinking about getting an eye exam. Cargo Eye Care offers eye exams for the whole family, no matter how young or old you are.

Children’s Eye Exams

Back to school is officially here! If your little one has not gotten an eye exam this year, we recommend scheduling one to ensure they enter the school year set up for success with healthy vision. Why does my child need an eye exam? Great question! The technology our team uses to perform the exam can detect conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) in its early stages. 

Myopia in kids is on the rise. Why? Researchers say technology such as iPads, TVs and video games play a big part in the rise. Myopia can affect your child’s ability to do school work or play sports. Cargo Eye Care is proud to offer treatment options for pediatric myopia. 

Adult Eye Exams

As for adults, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends adults have a comprehensive eye exam every two years for adults ages 18 to 60 and annual exams for adults aged 61 and older. Adults with certain risk factors should have eye exams more frequently. 

Vision-related risk factors for adults include:

  • Diabetes or high blood pressure
  • A family history of eye disease (macular degeneration, glaucoma)
  • Previous eye injuries or eye surgery
  • A visually demanding occupation or one that may pose hazards to the eyes

Just like you’d get a checkup at the doctor, scheduling an eye exam is just as important to maintain healthy eyes and clear vision.

Eyeglasses That Make A Statement

During your or your child’s exam, one of our doctors might recommend eyeglasses. Cargo Eye Care has a wide variety of lenses and frames for glasses and sunglasses. We offer lenses for everyone and every lifestyle.

Our lens selection:

  • ​​Bifocal Lenses – Bifocals are lenses with two distinct viewing areas to help correct vision at two distances. In the same way, trifocal lenses correct vision at three distances.
  • Progressive Lenses – Progressive lenses allow multiple vision fields to be incorporated into a single lens without any abrupt distinction between the fields themselves. This is why progressive lenses are often referred to as “no-line” bifocals or trifocals.
  • High Index and Aspheric Lenses – This type of lens is manufactured to be thinner at the edges of the lens and lighter in weight overall. It is a good choice for people with stronger prescriptions.
  • Photochromic Lenses – Photochromic lenses change from clear to dark based on the intensity of UV radiation.
  • Polycarbonate Lenses – Extremely durable, polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact resistant than regular plastic lenses. If you are hard on your glasses, these might be for you!
  • Computer Lenses – If you spend hours a day in front of a computer screen, you may want to consider a pair of lenses specific for screens that help reduce the glare and increase the screen’s contrast so it’s not too harsh on your eyes.

Why not make a statement with your frame choice? Some of our designer brands include Tom Ford®, Ray-Ban® and Oakley®. You can check out our inventory of frames and even try them on virtually here!

Our Contact Selection

If eyeglasses aren’t your thing, that’s okay! We have a variety of contact lenses, too.

Our selection includes: 

  • Soft
  • Gas-Permeable (GP)
  • Multifocal
  • Color
  • Silicone Hydrogels
  • Daily Disposable

You can learn more about our selection here.

Your Vision is Our Passion

Make scheduling an eye exam for you and your little one a priority this back-to-school year. Schedule an appointment today with our experts. We look forward to SEEING you soon!