Annual eye exam for children
Generally speaking, it is advised that children should have an eye exam at birth, at 6 months, 3 years, and then again before starting school. These eye exams will help with the early detection of any possible vision problems that may result or contribute to developmental delays or educational impediments.
In your 20’s and 30’s examinations should occur periodically. After 40 more frequent check-ups are advised however regular follow-ups are dependent on your health and from 65 and older, patients should see their ophthalmologist every year.
However, if you experience any vision-related problems or abnormalities you should see your ophthalmologist immediately.
These may include:
- A serious eye injury
- Bulging eyes
- Inability to see out of the sides of your eyes
- Irregular tearing in the eyes
- Lack of eye alignment
- Red eyes
- Seeing halo
- Loss of peripheral vision