A children’s comprehensive eye exam is an expert assessment of your child’s eye health and vision performed by the eye doctors at Optimeyes Vision Care who have the advanced training and clinical tools to perform a thorough evaluation of your child’s eyes and vision.
Comprehensive eye exams for children are very important to insure your child’s eyes are healthy and have no vision problems that could interfere with school performance and potentially affect your child’s safety. They are also important because children need the following visual skills that are essential for optimal learning:
- Excellent visual acuity at all distances
- Accurate and comfortable eye teaming skills
- Accurate eye movement skills
- Accurate and comfortable focusing skills
Children should have their first comprehensive eye examat 6 months of age, and then at age 3 and just before they enter the first grade — at about age 5 or 6.
School-aged children should have an eye exam at least every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or as recommended by your eye doctor.