How Old Before Your Child’s First Eye Exam

How old does my child need to be for her/his first eye exam? As a Children's Eye Doctor, I get this question asked quite frequently. Typically, children go through vision screenings at school once a year. If they see their pediatrician they are also checked for general health of the eyes. All children have a developmental phase where the visual pathways in the brain itself become mature. The visual pathway starting with the eyes and all the way to the back of the brain (occipital lobe) need to be stimulated to force the system to develop to its … [Read more...]

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