Taking your child for a comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do for your child's 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
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Common Questions About Children's Eye Health:
Q My 5-year-old daughter just had a vision screening at school and she passed. Does she still need an eye exam?
Even if your child is quite young, she can probably handle contact lens wear. Contact lenses don’t cause the differences in image magnification that glasses do. One-day disposable lenses or monthly-wear lenses (removed each night) may be good options.
Keep in mind that amblyopia is a condition where one eye doesn’t see as well as the other, even with the best possible correction lens in place. Simply wearing the contacts may not improve the vision in her weak eye. Sometimes a program of eye patching or vision therapy may also be needed.