From the cradle to the classroom, doctors of optometry recommend that children have their first eye exam between six and nine months of age, once between the ages of three and five and then annually after starting school. Vision is critical to children’s development and learning, both at school and at home, which why it is so important to catch issues early on.
It can be hard for parents to know if a child’s vision is developing normally. Children don’t have the communication skills or awareness to tell their parents that something might be wrong with their vision. Several issues can only be caught through a comprehensive eye exam. However, there are a few signs of potential problems that parents can keep an eye on.