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First Eye Exam: When Should Your Child Get One?

POSTED ON November 8, 2013

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At what age is it necessary to take your child to see an eye doctor? According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), babies should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age.  Following this initial check-up, an additional eye exam should be performed at age 3 or before the first grade. Photo courtesy: eyediologyopticians.co.uk Visual acuity and symptoms of amblyopia, as well as other vision problems, ...

At what age is it necessary to take your child to see an eye doctor? According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), babies should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age.  Following this initial check-up, an additional eye exam should be performed at age 3 or before the first grade.

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Photo courtesy: eyediologyopticians.co.uk

Visual acuity and symptoms of amblyopia, as well as other vision problems, will be checked during this exam. To ensure your child can see to the best of their ability before entering school, take them for their first eye exam before age 5.

Dr. Tavel offers a special package just for kids! For $59.98, your child can walk away with a frame, lenses, and a warranty. Stop by one of our 19 convenient locations and schedule an eye exam for your child today. Feel free to stop by whenever you have the time because no appointments are necessary at Dr. Tavel.

 

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