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Eye Exams for Infants and Children

Female Child Eye Exam 1280x853Did you know, that up to 80% of learning is done through your eyes? This is true for adults, teens, grade schoolers, and babies. But infants and children do not see the world the same way that adults do. In many cases, they won’t even know they have an eye or vision problem until someone else tells them.

Since vision and eye health are so critical to learning and development, early detection of potential problems is essential. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their eyes examined by an eye doctor at 6 months old, 3 years old, at the start of school, and every 1-2 years after, to help them reach their full potential.

  • According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected.  This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight.  To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development.