Pediatric Optometry: At What Age Should Your Child Have an Eye Exam?
October 26, 2015•9 min
Learn about the importance of early eye exams in children, as well as ways to make them more enjoyable.As a parent, you may be concerned your pre-schooler has a vision problem but not quite sure when that very first eye exam should be scheduled. Eye exams can be quite scary for children and stressful for parents.Jamie C. Wohlhagen, OD, joins The Wizard of Eyes host, Dr. Robert Abel, to discuss the importance of eye examination in children as early as age three, as well as creative ways to make their experience more fun.
Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial, because if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss later down the road.