Pediatric Eye Care

PediatricEyeCareA common question often asked is when or how often should a child have their eyes checked? At Precision Family Eye Care, we strongly recommend Pediatric Eye Care on all kids throughout childhood to ensure that the visual skills most parents enjoy are developed and learned properly by their child.

Infants 8-14 Months Old

Doctors Wolf and Roberts are both InfantSee providers and suggest all infants receive complementary exams. This no charge evaluation is far more advanced that pediatrician visits and will screen for any serious ocular disease, eye turns, or large prescriptions that may prevent a child from learning vision properly. Any new parent should view additional information on the development of vision in children at our site Learning Vision in Infants and for more details on the InfantSee program please refer to their website.

3 Years Old

Surprising to most parents, an adult eye exam including all major parts of Complete Ocular Health Exam can be performed on most children 3 years of age and older. This is a very important visit that will expand upon the initial results of the infant exam and serve as an excellent baseline visit for future monitoring.

Pre-School/Kindergarten and Beyond

Once children enter school a Complete Ocular Health Exam should become a yearly routine straight through high school. A child’s body is constantly changing through this age range and the eyes are no different. A child’s prescription will statistically change more during this time than at any other time during their lives and therefore require routine monitoring.