Children (Paediatric) Eye Assessment
Eye examination ideally should be done at the age of 4-5 years old in all healthy children. Children who wear glasses should have scheduled eye examinations yearly. Children with vision problems should see an eye doctor earlier since chances to recover from lazy eyes is higher once the eye condition is treated.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus recommend the following timeline for children eye exams at these age groups;
- Infant (6 to 12 months old)
- Pre-schooler (3 to 6 years old)
- School age (Above 7 years old)
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
How can you know your child is having visual problems?
- Complains of eye strain or a headache
- Complains of blurred vision
- Hold objects very close to the eyes
- Sitting close to the TV
- Constant or intermittent squint (misalignment of the eye)
- Abnormal head posture/face turn when focusing
- Rubs the eye often
- Eye redness
- Other eye symptoms like itchiness, discomfort, watery &, etc
- A family history of poor vision during childhood
** Children with medical conditions (e.g., Down syndrome, prematurity, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, neurofibromatosis) and family history of amblyopia (lazy eyes), squints, retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts or congenital glaucoma are at higher risk for developing pediatric eye problems.
What’s the difference between a vision screening and an eye examination?
In contrast to vision screening, a comprehensive eye examination can facilitate the diagnosis of visual problems. It is a detailed and thorough investigation of the overall health of the eye and the visual system.
Can my child cheat or give a fake response in an eye examination?
We use cutting-edge technology and machines to assess children’s vision; therefore the result of the assessment highly relies on the objective evaluation, assessment results, and diagnosis given by the eye specialist.
To ensure proper development and healthy eyes of your children. Early detection and treatment for congenital eye diseases and any ocular problems.
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