The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that your child have a thorough optometric eye examination by the age of 3, to make sure his or her vision is developing properly and there is no evidence of eye disease. This exam will include an evaluation of how the eye muscles are developing in your child or infant. If needed, your doctor of optometry can prescribe treatment, including eyeglasses and/or vision therapy, to correct a vision development problem.
Often time, a child can pass the vision screening at the pediatrician or at school and still have uncorrected refractive errors or other vision issues. Signs such as rubbing eyes, not wanting to read or do homework for more than 20 minutes, complaining of headaches or strain are all reasons to have our child examined.
Parents, don’t worry that your child can not read letters or numbers to do the exam! We got it handled and have ways of determining their vision correction and eye health.
Does your child currently wear vision correction and the prescription is increasing significantly each year? Would you like to learn how to slow this down? Talk to your doctors today or call our office for more information.