The American Academy of Pediatrics
(AAP) and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists
(AAO) recommend that all children have an
eye exam during the newborn period and again
at all routine
It's important for adults to have eye exams on a regular basis to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
But everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if you have risk factors or a family history of eye problems. Children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before first grade. These exams should be done during preventative pediatrician visits...
Children who have refractive errors or have a disease that affects the eyes
and teens with a disease that affects the eyes can follow the eye
exam and vision testing schedule for all children. It's best that they see an
eye doctor (specialist) for their eye care.
At least once a year, most eye doctors want to check the vision
of children and teens that have
refractive errors that impact their sight. If
nearsightedness is severe or quickly gets worse in a child, he or
she will need exams more often.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 08, 2013
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