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  • Pediatric Eye Exams

  • Your Child's Vision

    Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

    For babies, it is best that they have their first eye exam when they reach 6 months of age, unless their pediatrician recommends that it is done sooner. From there on, your eye doctor would tell you when to further visit. For non-risk kids, the next time that they should see an optometrist is usually when they reach three years of age. If your child is considered to be at risk of some vision issues, your visits to the optometrist will be much more frequent.

    Children considered to be at risk of any vision issues are usually ones that have been born prematurely, with a low birth rate, have a family history of some illnesses, or if mother has suffered from some type of infections while pregnant.

    After children pass the age of three, those who are risk-free should start having regular eye exams by eye doctors done before they begin going to school, They sould have eye health screenings and visual acuity tests (tests that measure sharpness of vision) with their pediatrician or family doctor. and usually the most appropriate is to have an eye exam every couple of years, unless the doctor recommends otherwise.  If your family needs children eyeglasses, the key is that they actually wear them.

    Spotting Eye Problems in Your Child

    Signs that a child may have vision problems include:

    • Eye rubbing
    • Extreme light sensitivity
    • Poor focusing
    • Poor visual tracking
    • Abnormal alignment or movement of the eyes (after 6 months of age)
    • Chronic redness of the eyes
    • Chronic tearing of the eyes