Baby's First Exam Check
A baby’s first eye exam can be done at 6 months old. At this age, Dr. Arthur Benjamin will check for:
The First Comprehensive Exam
The next eye exam should be conducted between the ages of 3 and 4. At this time a child is able to give more subjective answers to questions which can provide more accurate feedback. Eye charts containing pictures, numbers, or letters are used. Other tests involved include:
Along with these tests, Dr. Benjamin will check for congenital disorders, lazy eye (amblyopia), and strabismus (misalignment of the eyes). Conditions, which are not urgent but require attention, occur when baby's eyes seem to move incessantly and if they don't look directly at a person.
Preschool Vision Examination
It is important for children to have an eye exam before starting kindergarten. Poor vision can affect child's learning process and self esteem. A comprehensive children's eye exam should entail:
If no visual correction is necessary, subsequent eye exams should take place every 2-3 years. For children who require glasses or contact lenses, eye exams should occur on an annual basis.