Pediatric eye exams are crucial to ensure proper learning in children. Since 80% of learning is visual, if your child is experiencing visual deficiencies, both development and learning can be affect. It is important to have your child examined by an eye doctor at various stages in their development.
Along with the American Optometric Association (AOA) we recommend children to have their eyes examined at the following ages:
- 6 months
- 3 years
- At the start of school, then at least every 2 years following.
If any vision problems are found during these examinations, the child may be seen more frequently. If glasses are prescribed the child should be seen at least once per year.
Pediatric eye exams involve the assessment of visual acuity, eye tracking, focusing, peripheral vision, color vision and ocular health.
It is important to continue to follow the recommendations for pediatric eye exams to help your child achieve his or her potential. It is our duty as eye doctors to detect uncorrected vision problems such as nearsightedness or farsightness, amblyopia (“lazy eye”), strabismus (“eye turns”), binocular vision disorders or ocular diseases.
Please call our office to schedule an appointment today for your child. We ensure they will have a great experience!