Taking your child for a comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do for your child’s eye health. We can complete this test even if your child doesn’t know their ABC’s. We use shapes, animals and other child friendly ways to evaluate vision and eye health.
We recommend a comprehensive eye examination for your child beginning at 3 years of age, and sooner if problems are suspected. Good vision is critical to your child’s ability to learn. All children must have the tools they need to succeed, and that begins with eyesight, which ensures they can see a bright future.
Many children accept poor vision and other eye ailments as normal. A parent can be the first to detect early symptoms such as:
- Covering one eye when looking at an object
- Rubbing of eyes or excessive blinking
- Misalignment of eyes
- Lack of concentration
Your doctor’s care about your babies eyes and have enrolled in InfantSEE. This is a volunteer public health program through the American Optometric Association designed to ensure that eye care becomes an integral part of infant wellness to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program your doctors will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment for infants between the ages of 6 months to 1 year of life regardless to your access to insurance coverage.
Did you know?
- 80% of learning is based on vision
- Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability among children
- Studies estimate only 14% of preschool children have comprehensive eye exams