Children's Vision

kid examsChildren with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life, academically, socially and athletically. High-quality eye care can break down these barriers and help enable your children to reach their highest potential.

Vision doesn't just happen. A child's brain learns how to use eyes to see, just like it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to form words. The longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child's brain learns to accommodate the vision problem.

That is why a comprehensive eye examination is so important for children. Early detection and treatment provide the very best opportunity to correct vision problems so your child can learn to see clearly. Make sure your child has the best possible tools to learn successfully.

Learn more by visiting the American Optometric Association's information on Children's Vision.

Children's Vision at AOA.ORG

Recommended examination frequency for the pediatric patient

Age

Examination Interval

 
Asymptomatic/Low Risk
At Risk
Birth to 2 years At 6 to 12 months of age At 6 to 12 months of age or as recommended
3 through 5 years At least once between 3 and 5 years of age At least once between 3 and 5 years of age or as recommended
6 through 17 years Before first grade and annually thereafter Before first grade and annually, or as recommended thereafter

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Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: (804) 643-0309
Fax: (804) 643-0311

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