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Everyone can benefit from yearly eye exams

UCI Health expert says they are not just for those with vision problems

August 04, 2023
a child wearing a superman shirt gets an eye exam at uci health; dr donny suh speaks to us news and world report about the importance of regular eye exams
Eye exams are important for people of all ages, says UCI Health
ophthalmologist Dr. Donny Suh.

IN THE NEWS: The American Optometric Association recently updated its recommendations for how often adults at low risk for vision problems should get eye exams to every year instead of every other year.

US_News_logo white letters on blue background with red strip across bottomThe changes make sense to Dr. Donny W. Suh, an ophthalmologist and chief of pediatric ophthalmology with the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. He notes that people tend to align with the old stereotype that regular eye exams are for those at risk of vision problems or older adults. He tells U.S. News & World Report that eye exams are not just about correcting vision but also checking overall eye health.

“That’s a common misconception. Eye exams are important for people of all ages, as certain eye conditions can change and develop early in life and progress over time.”

Suh specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His research is focused on pediatric eye conditions and developing devices to improve safety and precision during eye surgery. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in major journals, as well as chapters in major textbooks.

Make an appointment at the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute by calling 949-824-2020.

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