At what age should my child have their first eye exam?

At what age should my child have their first eye exam?

Children should be seen by the age of six months, again between the age of 2-5 and then every year afterward until the age of 19. There are many visual disorders in children that can affect their visual development, their speech recognition and can potentially render them blind in one or both eyes if not detected early. These issues will only be detected during an examination as there are often no apparent signs and the child may be able to see quite well.
Stickle & Strawn Optometry offers examinations free of charge to children under the age of three with a BC Care Card. We also offer free examinations and glasses to kindergarten children via the Eye See…Eye Learn program.

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