For optimum health and vision, early detection of eye problems is critical for children. Uncorrected vision concerns can lead to learning issues at school and may even signal a more serious eye disease.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at age three, and just before they enter kindergarten or about age five or six. If no vision correction is needed, the AOA recommends school-aged children receive an eye exam every two years. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually by an optometrist, or as recommended by their physician. School screenings often do not identify important vision problems.
The following resources provide additional information about children’s vision.
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