Eye Examination for Kids

Normal visual development is rapid during the first six months of life and continues through the first decade. A thorough eye check-up is vital as it will reveal any potential visual impairment and could be treated earlier.

Treatment efficiency declined with age.

Early identification of a child's vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.

Vision is a learned skill, just like walking or talking. Children learn to use their eyes and brain together to accomplish daily tasks ranging from reading to catching and throwing a ball. If it’s underdeveloped, it could seriously hinder learning and achievement abilities.

Early eye exams also are important because children need the following basic skills related to good eyesight for learning:

  • Near vision
  • Distance vision
  • Binocular (two eyes) coordination
  • Eye movement skills
  • Focusing skills
  • Peripheral awareness
  • Hand-eye coordination

Children with risk factors for vision

Children with risk factors for vision problems may need their first eye exam at 6 months of age and may need more frequent eye exams throughout childhood.

Examples of risk factors include:

  • History of premature birth or low birth weight
  • Developmental delays
  • Turned or crossed eyes (strabismus)
  • Family history of eye disease
  • High refractive error or anisometropia
  • Other physical illness or disease

Give your children a good head start in life today, beginning with having the vision of a champion!.

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Whether you need a simple eye exam, or a complex eye surgery, rest assured that our highly skilled team of ophthalmologists and optometrists will be here to attend to your needs. Call us today, we are here to help!