Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam finds that their eyes are healthy, they won’t need another appointment until they are between the age of two and three.
Although many schools offer vision screenings, they are not complete eye examinations. While these screenings are helpful, they often miss important eye conditions and sometimes the results can be inaccurate. For this reason, you should schedule yearly or bi-yearly examinations to ensure that your child’s eyes are healthy and that he or she can see clearly.
Pay attention to these five symptoms because they can indicate vision problems in children:
- Rubbing the eyes
- Excessive blinking
- Frequent squinting
- Regular headaches
- Shutting one eye to focus
Any time you think your child is having vision trouble, it is important for you to schedule an appointment. You want the problem addressed early so that you can get your child back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can make the solution much easier than it would be if you were to wait to take your child to see the doctor and allow the problem to develop into something worse.
Since we want our patients to be comfortable in our office, we do everything we can to ensure that their visit goes smoothly. Our entire staff and doctors are dedicated to the health of your child’s eyes (and yours!).
If you have any questions about your child’s eyes, don’t hesitate to contact us today.