With so much going on in your child’s life it can be difficult to keep up with them but it’s important to make sure they can see the world in front of them as clearly as possible. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam shows their eyes are healthy, we will follow up with another appointment after one year.
Although many schools offer vision screenings, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. If you notice your child is having trouble with their vision, schedule an appointment with one of our Optometrists so we can address the issue and get them back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can help make the solution much easier.
Pay attention to these symptoms as they can be related to vision problems for children:
1. Rubbing the eyes
2. Excessive blinking
3. Frequent squinting
4. Regular Headaches
5. Closing one eye to focus
Even if eye problems do not run in your family and your child hasn’t displayed any of the symptoms above, they should visit the optometrist every year after the age of 3 to ensure their eyes are in good health.
We encourage parents to book their children’s eye examination first thing in the morning or right after lunch. Children tend to be more attentive and responsive during these times.
Our pediatric eye exams are fun, interactive and the appointment generally takes about 20 minutes. Cornell Optometry can address any questions you have regarding your child’s first visit to the eye doctor before the appointment so they know exactly what to expect. Children need to experience their adventures in high definition and we are here to make sure they do!