You are probably very familiar with your eyesight, but your children rely on you to help them understand what’s normal and what isn’t. As they grow and learn, they will become better at expressing their vision needs, but, in the meantime, keep an eye out for the following telltale signs that it’s time to take your child to the eye doctor:
The No. 1 sign your child should see an eye doctor is age. Most doctors recommend that you take your child for an exam at 6 months, 3 years old and before starting first grade.
If your child has difficulty reading, focusing or appears to be squinting when reading or watching television, it may be time for an eye exam.
3. Signs of External Irritation
Keep an eye out for signs of external irritation, such as rubbing and itching, redness and excessive eye mucous or discharge. These may be signs your child needs to see an eye doctor.
If your child has any of the signs above or if your child is overdue for their routine eye exam, contact us to schedule an appointment.