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Andrea

When should children start to see optometrist?

So far, my kid is 5 years old and have good vision. I just wonder at what age she should start to see an optometrist for eye exam?
10/17/2012
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  • eiri_des

    Usually this check will do no harm on the eyes. Thus there is no worry for you to take the age of your child into consideration. The optometrists determines the eyeball refractive status and understand whether the measured eye have ever refractive error or belong to refractive error type and degree. Then they can put forward a method of treatment plan. You could bring your child to have a full eye exam which is very necessary.
    10/18/2012
  • Allison walker

    I think, you can now take your child to get an eye exam. Eyes are really important for everyone. So, you shall all ways take care of their eyes. According to American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. And for children at 3 age, he/she shall have additional eye exam. Besides, children at age 5 or 6 are also need to take an eye exam before they enter their first grade.
    10/18/2012
  • cattatra

    Well, it is very important to see an optometrist for everyone, not just children. And also, through eye exam, you can know your eye condition and have them to treat as soon as possible. Generally speaking, Beginning at age 3, children should have their vision checked every year by their pediatrician at their regular well-child visits, or by an optometrist. Certain factors may cause a child to be more at risk for eye conditions and diseases, and may warrant earlier or more frequent vision screening tests. These include having been born prematurely, developmental delays, having crossed eyes, having sustained an injury to the eye, and having a family history of eye diseases. your kid should see an optometrist now.
    10/22/2012
  • charmed83

    Kids can start to see optometrist when they are three years old. If your kid has good vision, you can just take to the hospital to have a text and make sure there is nothing wrong with his eyesight. You should pay much attention to your kids' eye health.
    10/22/2012
  • Rebecca

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    Eye exams for children are extremely important. Experts say 5 percent-10 percent of pre-schoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial because, if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss. Generally, infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
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