Dr. Don Steensma 465 W. Channel Islands Blvd, Port Hueneme, CA 805/486-3585


Do you need an eye examination?

Most children and teens should have a thorough eye examination every year.  Their eyes can change rapidly and they might not be aware of it.  Adults may be OK with an eye examination every two years.  Adults over 45 should be checked every year.

Check the boxes that seem to apply to you.  If you check more than one or two in the first table or any in the second table, you should schedule a thorough eye examination.

Have you noticed any of these these signs or symptoms?

Dry eyes
Burning eyes
Red eyes
Gritty eyes
Itchy eyes
Frequent tearing
Foreign body sensation
Increased discharge
Eyes sticking shut on awakening
Irritated eyes when in an air conditioned area
Hard to see signs when driving
Hard to see when reading
Hard to see at the computer
Intermittant blurred vision at any distance
Difficulty seeing in poor light
Frequent headaches
Dizzy spells
Get tired when driving
Get tired when reading
Hard to concentrate on reading
Hard to concentrate when working on the computer
Double vision
Growth on eye
Growth on eyelid
Red lines on eye
Red area on eye
Yellow spot on eye
Bluish-white ring on eye


Are any of these questions true?

Do you or a family member have glaucoma?
Do you or a family member have macular degeneration?
Do you or a family member have retinal detachment?
Do you or a family member have blindness from any cause?
Do you have diabetes?
Are you taking Prednisone?
Are you taking Plaquenil (hydroxchloriquine sulfate)?
Are you taking Clonidine (catapres)?
Are you taking Thioridazine?
Are you taking frequent doses of NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, Bayer, Aleve, ketoprofen and naproxen sodium)?

If you have checked two or more of these boxes in the first table or any boxes in the second table you probably should have your eyes examined.  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Steensma.

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