Children 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.
Our eye doctors in Monroe, WA look forward to caring for your child and assuring that she or he has the best chance for the good vision so important for learning.
When should children have an eye exam?
It is encouraged that infants between the age of 6 to 12 months are assessed by an optometrist to determine healthy development of vision. These exams are provided at no cost, find out more here.
The American Optometry Academy recommends children having a comprehensive eye exam at age 3, age 5, and every year thereafter.