OPMT‘s eye care professionals are happy to exam the eyes of children. Children rely on their vision to learn and play, so it is essential for parents and caregivers to make sure their child’s eyes are healthy, and their vision is working correctly. Regular eye exams play a crucial role in your child’s development and help them reach their full potential.
Is your child due for an eye exam? Schedule an appointment today.
Children’s Vision Problems
Children aren’t always able to clearly communicate if something is wrong, so it is up to parents and caregivers to look for potential vision problems. If your child is experiencing problems with their sight, it is essential that these issues are identified and corrected as quickly as possible.
Untreated vision problems can hinder your child’s development and impact their ability to learn both inside and outside the classroom.
Here are some symptoms that may indicate that your child is experiencing vision problems:
- Excessive eye rubbing
- Avoiding close up activities such as reading
- Holding reading material close to their face
- Frequent headaches
- Short attention span with respect to visual tasks
- Tilting their head to one side
- Covering one eye
- A misaligned eye
- Losing their place while reading
- Double vision
If you think your child is experiencing vision problems it is imperative that you schedule an appointment for them as soon as possible.
Children’s Eye Exam Schedule
The American Optometric Association recommends that children undergo their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 12 months, and their second between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Children should have another eye exam before they begin school and should see their optometrist annually thereafter. Depending on your child’s unique visual needs your optometrist may recommend that they undergo an eye exam more frequently than once per year.
When was your child’s last eye exam? Schedule an appointment today.