The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam between the ages of 6 months and one year. After that, they should return between ages 3-5, and again before first grade if no vision problems are detected in the meantime.
Young children may not realize they are experiencing vision problems, either because they are used to seeing with blurry vision or because they aren’t able to express the problem accurately. Some signs your child might need glasses include:
- Frequent squinting
- Rubbing eyes
- Difficulty focusing
School-aged children who appear to struggle with reading or staying focused may actually be suffering from vision difficulties. You may notice the following signs:
- Sitting very near a screen or holding a book close to their face to read
- Tilting their head or closing one eye
- Difficulty concentrating in school
- Struggling with reading, including frequently losing their place
If you suspect your child might need glasses,
call Westside Family Eyecare today to schedule an appointment.