In the first three years, infants should have their vision checked as part of regular pediatric checkups. Between ages three and six, an eye exam every year or two is recommended. Throughout childhood and the teenage years, exams should be scheduled every two years.
Though school vision screenings are an excellent way for the school systems to pick up some abnormalities in your child's vision, they are not comprehensive enough to detect eye health issues or mild to moderate vision problems. To accurately detect problems that may affect your child's vision, schedule a comprehensive eye health and vision exam.
Your Child's Appointment
Your child's appointment will be broken down into two parts.
The first portion of the examination includes visual acuity testing and an external examination. The pupils need to be dilated for the second part of the exam. Dilation drops are put in the eyes and it takes approximately 45 minutes for the eyes to dilate adequately, so we recommend that you take your child out of the office for refreshments or to run errands, and then return.
The second part of your appointment includes testing to determine if your child requires glasses. We will perform a painless examination to view the interior of your child's eye.
Due to distractions and space constraints, we request that other children do not accompany the child-patient to their appointment.
If you need more information, please call our office at 541-779-2020.