Many pediatricians recommend having your children see an ophthalmologists every three years. This includes annual exams for children under age 3, and biannual exams for those ages 4 to 18. These visits help detect conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia, refractive errors, etc.
EC4K recommends children should visit an optometrist every 2-3 years to ensure their eyes are healthy. If you notice anything unusual about your child’s vision, schedule an appointment immediately.
Make sure your child wears glasses/contacts if s/he needs them. Even though some kids outgrow needing corrective eyewear, it’s important to keep up with regular checkups. Some conditions require ongoing treatment, including myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism.