Pediatric Eye Exams


Pediatric Eye Exams It is extremely important that children receive eye exams at the appropriate stages of development to ensure good vision so they can excel in school. Children should have a comprehensive eye exam before they reach one year of age. If there are no abnormalities or reasons for concern, the next exam should be done when the child is approximately three years old. Then he/she should have another eye exam at approximately five years old or before they go to kindergarten. Catching a vision or eye teaming related issue at a young age will help to avoid unnecessary developmental problems in school.

During the comprehensive eye exam our doctors will evaluate your child’s visual acuity, eye alignment, eye teaming, eye tracking, color vision, depth perception and ocular health. They will check for any signs of amblyopia (lazy eye), which is a permanent unilateral or bilateral reduction of best-corrected vision and can be prevented if diagnosed and treated at an early age. Your child should have an eye exam even if he/she has had a screening at school or the pediatrician’s office. Vision screenings often miss eye problems such as amblyopia and are limited so they should not be used to diagnose vision or ocular health problems.

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