How often should children have an eye exam?

Parents frequently wonder how often, or when, their children need eye exams. As discussed in this brief video, there are three scenarios in which you should schedule a formal eye exam for your child:

  1. Your child has a symptom or sign of a vision/eye problem, such as blurry vision, an eye that turns in or drifts out, a change in the appearance of the eye, etc.

  2. A physician or teacher is concerned about your child's vision. This is often due to difficulty with a routine vision screening examination.

  3. There is a family history of childhood eye problems.

If you're concerned about a possible eye problem for your son or daughter, schedule an appointment -- I'd be happy to meet you, discuss your concerns, and do a complete eye examination.