Children's social, emotional, and linguistic development largely hinges on their eye health.
Most children should have their first eye exam at 6 months old
Children are generally unaware of what ‘normal vision’ looks like. Therefore, having their eyes checked by an optometrist prior to starting school might stop any developmental issues from happening. By taking your child for regular eye tests even when they don’t have any symptoms, you can detect problems early on.
What to look for
Symptoms of children experiencing visual problems can include:
- Your child tilting their head when they look at an item
- Red and watery eyes
- Eye rubbing
- Frequent blinking
- Blurry or double vision
- Slow academic development
- Difficulty reading
Help your child protect their vision with regular eye examinations at Coady Davenport Optical.