According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children with prescription should be examined annually.
Besides looking for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism (refractive errors), we will examine your child's eyes for signs of Amblyopia known as Lazy Eyes, Strabismus or muscle misalignment, Convergence insufficiency or in other words weakness of crossing the eyes which can also lead to focusing problems.
If appropriate, Dr. Lamei may refer your child to a Vision Therapist for certain conditions.