Why Do Children Need Eye Exams?
Regular eye exams are just as vital for children as they are for adults. Taking your child for comprehensive eye exams is the only way to monitor their vision and detect any potentially serious conditions before they can damage your child’s eyesight.
Many vision problems are easily mistaken for learning disabilities. Children may struggle to explain their vision problems — in fact, they may not even recognize that they have any, since they may not even know what healthy vision looks like.
Since 80% of what children learn is visual, regular eye exams represent an investment in their future success. We recommend taking your child in for their first eye exam when they are 6 months old. This will allow their optometrist to diagnose any ocular health problems or visual issues and deal with them effectively. We recommend bringing your child in sooner if you have any concerns about their vision.