With so much going on in your child’s life it can be difficult to keep up, but it’s important to make sure they can see the world in front of them as clearly as possible. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam shows their eyes are healthy, follow up with another appointment between the ages of 2 and 3 years.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. If you notice your child is having trouble with their vision, schedule an appointment with Burbank Optometric Center, Inc. so the doctor can address the issue and get them back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can make the solution much easier than waiting to see the doctor and allowing the problem develop into something worse.
Pay attention to these five symptoms as they can be related to vision problems for children:
- 1. Rubbing the eyes
2. Excessive blinking
3. Frequent squinting
4. Regular headaches
5. Shutting one eye to focus
Even if eye problems do not run in the family and your child hasn’t displayed any of the symptoms above, they should visit the optometrist every year after the age of 3 to ensure their eyes are in good health. Burbank Optometric Center, Inc. can address any questions you have regarding your child’s first visit to the eye doctor before the appointment so they know exactly what to expect. Our eye exams are complete, the practice is comfortable, and the appointment will not take very long. Children need to experience their adventures in high definition and we are here to make sure they do!
Here at Burbank Optometric Center, Inc., we specialize in offering an InfantSEE® appointment for your baby’s vision exam.
Having an InfantSEE® assessment will help us find out how your baby’s vision is developing at that very moment. It can also help us determine your baby’s vision in the future. We recommend that babies have their first vision check between six months and one year of age. Your child’s test will also be completely free through the use of InfantSEE®.
Your baby will learn more and more about vision over time. The greatest amount of growth in vision happens during the first year of life. During that time, babies learn how to focus on objects and move their eyes around.
An InfantSEE® appointment takes approximately ninety minutes at our office. We will do a complete check of your baby’s eyes and see if there is anything to be concerned about. Our qualified and friendly staff with work with both you and your baby to ensure your questions are answered.