Your Baby's First Eye Exam
We love seeing babies and toddlers! Even if you don’t have any concerns with your child’s vision or eyes, comprehensive eye and vision evaluations beginning in infancy will ensure they are developing the vision and visual skills necessary for success in school and beyond.
Did you know that your baby should have their first eye and vision evaluation between 6-12 months of age?
What do we test on a baby and how do we do it?
We check for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism as well eye movement abilities, eye alignment and teaming, and overall health of the eyes. We use large cards with high-contrast pictures, specialized lights, hand-held equipment that allows us to evaluate both vision and eye health, and fun toys too!
Problems with vision or eye health in babies are rare, but early detection and treatment of any visual issues is very important so that your baby has the opportunity to develop all of the visual abilities they need to grow, learn, and thrive. We can detect the need for glasses, although rare, and prescribe and fit lenses if necessary. We can also detect the presence of strabismus (eye turn) or risk for amblyopia (“lazy eye”) as well as ocular health conditions like a blocked tear duct.