Pediatric Eye Care
A Focus on Their Future
The American Optometric Association and Pennsylvania Optometric Association recommend the following guidelines for the frequency of children’s vision exams:
- Age 6 to 12 months
- Age 3 years
- Before entering school
- Every two years thereafter*
* Your optometrist will recommend an appropriate schedule for at-risk kids
Vision is a critical foundation for learning. With school curriculum increasingly challenging at an early age, assuring proper visual development is invaluable. During the school years, yearly exams are recommended to monitor the eye health, prescription status, and skill development.
Did you know? The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at 6 months.
At EyeCare Specialties, we understand the importance of your baby’s eye health. We provide infant screenings for children as early as 6 to 12 months of age. At the screening, our Doctors test for excessive amounts of myopia (nearsightedness), farsightedness, astigmatism, eye movement ability and eye health.
Parents, don’t wait until it’s too late!
According to Think About Your Eyes, 24 percent of parents wait for their children to have symptoms before taking them to an eyecare provider, which can be problematic because kids don’t understand what “normal” vision entails.