At what age should my child have their eyes examined?
Its never too early to have you bring your child for their first eye examination. It’s particularly important if Mum or Dad wear glasses. The optician is trained to detect many eye conditions even in infants. Early detection of sight problems is essential to ensure your child develops healthy sight.
Eye Tests for Toddlers
A child should have their first eye exam around the age of 2. Early detection of any sight problems is key and gives them plenty of time to have them corrected. Most toddlers have their eyes checked in pre-school as part of their routine development checks. However these checks may not be as thorough as a full eye examination carried out by a qualified optician.
How can the check a toddlers vision if they cannot read?
A qualified optician can assess an infants vision using child friendly objects and cards. Certain games designed to check if a child has normal vision are also used. Any concerns the parent has about their child’s vision is noted and can be discussed with the optician at the end of the examination.