|Kids Eye Exam
What To Expect
Find a Kids Eye Doctor for an Eye ExamDo you have a child who needs a Kid’s Eye Exam? And where can you find an optometrist to be your Kid’s Eye doctor? JCPenney Optical, of course! As children’s eyes are developing, it is important that they receive regular eye examinations to ensure that their eyes are functioning properly, and if there any vision problems, that they are detected, diagnosed, and treated early when the young eye is often are more responsive to treatment. It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. An additional childrens eye exam should be scheduled at age 3, and just before they enter the first grade — at about age 5 or 6. Should any areas of concern be detected the general eye examination, the optometrist will refer your child to a pediatric eye specialist.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends a kids eye exam every
two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses should be examined annually or as recommended by their Children’s eye doctor. Some states require a mandatory children’s eye exam for all children entering school for the first time. Remember: while most schools offer vision screenings conducted by school nurses for the detection of general vision problems, comprehensive examinations of the eyes are only conducted by childrens eye doctors.