With so much going on in your child’s life, it can be challenging to keep up, but it’s essential to make sure they can see the world in front of them as clearly as possible. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam shows, their eyes are healthy, follow up with another appointment between the ages of 2 and 3 years.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams, and the results can be inaccurate. If you notice your child is having trouble with their vision, lack of attention or reading difficulties, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dan’s Family Eye Care so the doctors can address the issue and get them back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can make the solution much easier than waiting to see the doctor and allowing the problem to develop into something worse.
Pay attention to these five symptoms as they can be related to vision problems for children:
- Rubbing the eyes
- Excessive blinking
- Frequent squinting
- Regular headaches
- Shutting one eye to focus
- Inability to read for any length of time
Even if eye problems do not run in the family and your child hasn’t displayed any of the symptoms above, they should visit the optometrist every year after the age of 3 to ensure their eyes are in good health. Dr. Dan’s Family Eye Care can address any questions you have regarding your child’s first visit to the eye doctor before the appointment, so they know what to expect. Our eye exams are complete, the practice is comfortable, and the appointment will not take very long. Children need to experience their adventures in high definition, and we are here to make sure they do!