When Should I Have My Child’s Eyes Examined?
Babies and preschoolers are often unable to express when they experience vision problems or trouble with their eye health. They’re generally unaware of what a normal functioning eye should look and feel like, so it’s vital to have their eyes examined by a professional to ensure they are healthy.
Have your child’s eyes examined before they are 6 months old to test if their eyes are properly aligned and seeing equally and assess their overall ocular health. We use specialized techniques to examine your child’s eyes, even if they can’t speak yet.
The American Optometrists Association recommends your child begins annual eye examinations around age 3, or when they can cooperate with a standard letter chart.
Your child’s vision will change significantly as they grow older. Annual eye exams are the best way to monitor your child’s vision and ocular health for any changes that may be indicative of an eye condition or disease.
Uncorrected eye conditions can hinder your child’s learning abilities and can negatively impact their development. Our empathetic team is here to pinpoint and treat any signs of eye diseases before they worsen.