Do Children Need Vision Care?
Parents shouldn’t wait until their child begins school to check for vision problems. Most eye health professionals recommend a first-time exam around age 3 to 4.
Early screenings check for common vision problems. They also allow for quick treatment (if needed), increase overall eye health, and help prevent future issues.
Your child’s pediatrician can do a vision screening using a basic eye chart in most cases. If they detect any problems, you’ll be referred to a pediatric eye doctor.