Pediatric eye exams are a crucial part of your child’s total health and wellness. By scheduling a pediatric eye exam at Diamond Vision Optometry in Pasadena, California, at the recommended intervals, you can set your child up for good vision their entire life. Book your pediatric eye exam online now or call the Diamond Vision Optometry office to schedule an appointment today.
The American Optometric Association recommends pediatric eye exams on the following schedule:
Your child's first pediatric eye exam should occur at 6-12 months old — definitely before their first birthday. Sooner is usually better, just to be as safe as possible.
Your child needs to have one pediatric eye exam at some point between the ages of 3-5.
Your child needs to have an exam before starting first grade, which is usually around age 6.
Every year that your child is in school, they should have a back-to-school eye exam.
This exam schedule is for healthy children with no vision issues. If your child has any kind of vision issues, or if they're at risk for vision issues due to family history, disease, or for other reasons, pediatric eye exams may need to be more frequent.
Pediatric eye exams include a comprehensive analysis of your child's eyes, including tests of their eye health. The team at Diamond Vision Optometry looks for any signs of eye disease or other emerging issues so that any necessary treatment can start right away.
If your child needs vision correction, the team at Diamond Vision Optometry determines the appropriate prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The eye exam will take around an hour, possibly up to 90 minutes, and you can be there to support your child the whole time.
At Diamond Vision Optometry, the experienced optometrists consider this on a case-by-case basis. Contact lenses do require a certain amount of attention and coordination, so some kids aren't ready to wear them until they're teenagers.
However, your child might be ready to wear contacts when they're as young as 10 years old. When your child expresses an interest in contact lenses, speak to the team at Diamond Vision Optometry to discuss whether it's right for them.
Use online booking now to arrange your child's eye exam or call the office today.