Eye Exams for Infants, Children, & Teens
Regular eye exams are especially important for developing eyes. Childhood is when many visual issues develop, and oftentimes children don’t understand their vision problem or can’t communicate that they are having issues.
A Typical Check-Up
Children’s eye exams typically take a half hour to an hour, depending on the age of the child. During their visit, we check your child’s acuity, binocular vision, and internal eye structures for any issues. Even for children who don’t know their letters or are even too young to speak, we can assess their sight using pictures or matching games.
Children’s Eye Exam Frequency
Children should have their first eye exam at six months old and another exam between the ages of two and five, assuming they aren’t showing any signs of vision problems. From then on, school-age children should have annual eye exams to monitor their vision and ocular health for issues that might affect their ability to learn effectively.
Vision therapy is a non-invasive way to treat various visual issues and binocular vision problems. Several issues that can affect your child’s sight can be treated with vision therapy, including amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes). We also offer treatments for vision-related learning difficulties, autism, and sports vision training.