Young children usually have no sense of whether their eyesight is good or not. Whatever their vision is like, itâ€™s their â€śnormal.â€ť So itâ€™s important to have your childâ€™s eyes examined regularly, even if you havenâ€™t noticed any specific problems.
We recommend bringing your little one in as early as six months old so we can ensure their eyes are developing correctly and catch any problems early. Then we suggest returning once a year to keep their eye health on track; because their bodies are growing so quickly, childrenâ€™s eyes can change dramatically within the course of a year.
Imagine what kind of disadvantage an undiagnosed vision problem can be for a school-aged child. Weâ€™ve seen so many cases where attention and learning problems end up being a prescription issue â€“ putting the right pair of glasses on a child can improve learning, behaviour, attention issues and more.
School eye screenings are a great way to flag children with vision issues, but they should never replace a full exam with an optometrist. Whether or not you received a notice from your childâ€™s school about possible vision issues, you should schedule an optometric appointment to ensure their eyes are healthy and strong.