Early eye exams are important to ensure your child’s eye health. Vision disorders are fourth among common disabilities in young children. The American Optometric Association recommends that parents schedule their baby’s first eye exam as early as 6 months of age, no later than 12 months. If a parent suspects a problem with their child’s vision sooner, an earlier visit to the optometrist or ophthalmologist is in
Optometrists and Ophthalmologist are trained to evaluate your baby’s eye movement and coordination, distant and near vision, and the ability to focus. eye coordination, near and distant vision, and the ability to focus.
Before the age of 10 months, Piper had no idea her little world was out of focus. When she got her first pair of eyeglasses, she truly saw her mother and father clearly for the first time. The celebratory laughter heard from Piper’s parents was contagious as they watched baby Piper focus on their faces. No words were needed from Piper. Her bright eyes and big smile told it all.
Piper’s parents first began to notice her struggling to see clearly around the same time she was learning to crawl and scheduled her first eye exam. Her little pink glasses have improved her tiny life immensely.