Eye Exams | Children - Ages 0-18
Frequency: Every Year
Open Their Eyes to the World & Unlock the Potential
Kids should get their eyes examined every year.
Having your child's eyes examined by an optometrist is one of the most important things a parent can do. People are visual in nature, and kids spend most of their time learning about the world around them through their eyes.
Kids will seldom complain about vision
problems because they assume
that everyone sees the same way.
Having perfect 20/20 visual acuity does not always mean perfect visual function. Children with excess farsightedness can see the Chick-Fil-A or McDonald's sign a mile away but often find reading books or working on the computer to be challenging and have problems concentrating on their homework. They may avoid reading activities or fall asleep after only 15 minutes of concentrated school work.
Gateway Visionrecommends that all children receive an annual eye health examination.
These eye exams are designed to test a child's visual system thoroughly and determine any weaknesses that need to be addressed during these crucial developmental years. Routine eye health examinations should commence no later than age 3. However, if you or your child's pediatrician has any concerns, please do not hesitate to bring your kids in sooner for their first eye exam.