Crizal Crizal Eyezen Eyezen MC Crizal Crizal Essilor-Logo Eyezen Eyezen Transitions_Signature_GEN8_4c Varilux Experio UV logo-xperio-uv Xperio UV Experio UV Single Vision Single Vision Transitions Transitions UV Protection UV Protection Varilux Varilux Xperio UV Xperio UV
Skip to main content Find an Eyecare Professional

EYE PROBLEMS CHANGE WITH AGE

Close up of women's left eye while wearing glasses.

VISION PROBLEMS CAN APPEAR AT ANY AGE

Even if you see no warning signs, a comprehensive eye exam with an independent eyecare professional can help you identify if you or your child needs vision correction.

WARNING SIGNS FOR ADULTS

  • Do you have to hold a book farther than normal from your face to see it?
  • Do you struggle with up-close tasks like sewing, drawing, or other intricate hobbies?
  • Do you get headaches or do your eyes become tired after focusing on an object up close?
  • Do you struggle to see what’s on your phone or device screen?
  • Do you need bright light (or more light than usual) when reading?

 

WHAT ABOUT KIDS?

According to the American Optometric Association, infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6. A vision screening at school is not the same as an eye exam and may miss a vision problem. 

WARNING SIGNS FOR KIDS

  • Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
  • Losing his or her place while reading or using a finger to guide the eyes when reading
  • Squinting or tilting the head to see better
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
  • Closing one eye to read, watch TV, or see better
  • Avoiding activities that require near vision, such as reading or homework
  • Avoiding activities that require distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
  • Acting out or restlessness in the classroom

TAKE A
CLOSER LOOK

Examine the details that go into each type of Essilor lens.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND
THE LENSES

See what makes Essilor the leader in lens innovation.

WANT TO BUY ESSILOR LENSES?

Find an eyecare professional. Enter your postal code below to find a location near you.