The American Optometric Association’s recommends that a child have an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years old, before entering kindergarten and every 1-2 years thereafter.
Vision doesn’t just happen – it is a learned sense. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes to see, just like it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to form words. The longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child’s brain learns to accommodate the vision problem.
That’s why a comprehensive eye examination is so important for children. Early detection and treatment provide the very best opportunity to correct vision problems, so your child can learn to see clearly and comfortably. We follow the American Optometric Association’s recommendation that a child have an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years old, before entering kindergarten and every 1-2 years thereafter.