Infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Children should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
It is important to get an eye exam once a year to ensure there is not any development of vision-harming disease.
It is possible to detect Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Diabetic Eye Disease, all of which can develop without any symptoms.
Your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases.
Having yearly eye exams can help prevent future complications and improve your day-to-day vision!