Well visit eye exams are recommended for all children, but unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for children with no prior vision issues to skip routine exams. Even if your child appears to have no trouble seeing, it is still important to seek out comprehensive eye care. This will allow the eye doctor to make sure your child’s vision is in good shape and that there are no eye conditions that require treatment.
At your child’s annual well visit eye exam, the eye doctor will track any changes in vision and examine the eyes thoroughly, using this information to help predict problems that could surface down the road. The exam can lead to the fitting of new glasses prescription lenses or even advice on how to help resolve vision challenges that could come up later.
One in four children needs corrective lenses, and around 60 percent of children who have had trouble learning or have struggled with poor grades in school have an unidentified vision problem. For this reason, it is very important to follow through with regular exams, even if your child has never shown any signs of vision issues in the past. Catching problems early can help your child to see better in school and allow them to be more comfortable throughout the day.