Pediatric Eye Exam
Children eye exams are just as important as adult eye exams, if not more. A child's visual system is still in the early stages of development for a large majority of an adolescents life. The risk for the development of amblyopia or a lazy eye is greatest at these ages. In many cases even if the child appears to be seeing well, the child could still have prescription or an eye turn. The best way prevent your child from vision loss, is to schedule a full comprehensive eye exam. The American Optometric Association recommends a child’s first exam at six months and every year there after. In Kentucky it is required to get an eye exam before entering preschool/kindergarten. Many schools & programs perform vision screenings which is not a substitute for an eye exam by an eye care provider. A screening typically only checks for dramatic eye turns and visual acuity, but not for a prescription or ocular health.