Types of exams:
Evaluation for symptomatic eye problems
Back to school eye exam
Routine eye exam
Kids should be examined:
- At birth as part of their neonatal physical examination in the hospital.
- At 6 months as part of a routine pediatrician’s office evaluation.
- At 3 ½ years old in the pediatrician’s office. Vision will be evaluated by using a picture type eye chart.
- At 5 years old. This will be done either in the pediatrician’s office or at school.
- Further screenings are performed at routine medical check-ups, school checks, or after the appearance of symptoms.
- Patients should be evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologist as soon as ocular misalignment is suspected. Earlier treatment is essential for better results and success, especially in children. If diagnosis and treatment is delayed, amblyopia leading to permanent vision loss may occur.