Parents you may wonder whether your child has a vision problem or when you should schedule your child’s first eye exam.
Eye exams for children are extremely important, because children have vision problems. Early intervention of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.
Infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 -9 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and just before they enter school.
For school-aged children, we recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or as recommended by their optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Children’s eye exams are important because children need the following
Near vision, Distance vision, Binocular (two eyes) coordination, Eye movement skills, Focusing skills, Peripheral awareness, Hand-eye coordination
Eye exam for all children entering school for the first time at tangneys in Killarney, Kenmare, Dingle, Caherciveen, Tralee and Killorglin in Co. Kerry.