Pediatric Services

When should children have their eyes examined?

Children should receive their first comprehensive eye exam from an eye doctor at age 3. If you are noticing any vision or eye related issues before the age of 3, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you. It is also recommended that all children have a comprehensive eye exam from an eye doctor before starting Kindergarten.

Reports have estimated that up to 25% of students in grades K – 6 have vision-related problems, which may contribute to poor school performance and low self-confidence. Many of these problems are missed on standard screenings since the child can see fine but their eyes don’t work well together. Since approximately 80 percent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years comes through vision, early diagnosis of pediatric vision problems is essential.

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