Child Eye Exams: When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

Discover Why Your Child Should Have an Eye Exam and What to Expect

Child Eye Exams: When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

October, 2018

Children’s eyecare can sometimes be ‘overlooked’ due to many eye conditions not being apparent.

The eyes may feel and appear normal. Parents can feel reassured by a home vision test; and not knowing any different, children accept poor vision as normal and fail to report the problem.

Due to modern lifestyles leading to increased time spent in front of digital devices, we are unfortunately seeing more children facing vision problems such as: Myopia (short sightedness), Hyperopia (long sightedness), Astigmatism and Amblyopia (lazy eye).

We recommend starting your child on an early vision care program at the age of 6 months and then yearly intervals. The exam includes a check of: Vision, Prescription, Eye Muscles, Eye Health, Pupil Reactions, 3D Vision, Colour Vision, Family and Birth history as well as a Lifestyle Evaluation.

80% of learning is accomplished through vision, so with children back to school, booking your child’s eye exam is a great first step in looking after your child’s eye health.

He or she doesn’t need to know how to read, speak or even sit for long! Our Computerised Vision Chart from the UK has a range of child friendly pictures and tests for all ages. And our warm and friendly atmosphere along with our experienced staff will make your child feel comfortable.

Prevention is better than cure… Our goal is promote healthy vision through regular examinations, and we offer advice on diet, lifestyle reducing the chances of needing glasses for children and teenagers.

Dr. Bains is a British Optometrist with 22 years of experience. You can simply book an appointment online or call.

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