The Importance of a Pediatric Eye Exam and Vision Screening
Eye examinations begin when your child is a newborn and still in the hospital.
Every well visit thereafter, we examine and sometimes use additional tools to help detect potential eye issues.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Early detection of these issues can prevent permanent vision loss
Certain issues could be due to underlying syndromes or diseases
Poor visual acuity can interfere with your child's ability to learn
Don't wait until your child's next well visit if he/she is having any issues. If your child exhibits any of the following, please schedule an appointment to be evaluated:
Infant is not tracking (>3mo of age)
Concerns for a "lazy eye" (>4mo of age)
Different size pupils
Complaining of difficulty seeing
Having difficulty completing school work due to their vision
Rubbing his/her eyes more frequently
Fast or rhythmic eye fluttering
Complaining of headaches
White, yellow, or black pupil in photographs
Drooping or bulging