Children

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions.

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth

  • developmental delays

  • turned or crossed eyes

  • family history of eye disease

  • history of eye injury

  • other physical illness or disease

 

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Northwest Eye Center

901 Hanson Drive
Thief River Falls MN 56701

218-681-3300 or 1-800-422-0183