Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby's first eye assessment at 6-12 months.
Things that the Dr. Monarch will test for include:
- excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- eye movement ability
- eye health problems
These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.
Children of all ages need regular eye exams to evaluate and monitor healthy eyes and vision.
Did you know? Twenty five percent of school aged children have vision problems and only about one third of children in the U.S. have had an eye exam before entering school.