Paediatric Eye Check Up

What is Paediatric Eye check up ?

 Early detection of any glasses number is important as vision development complete at age of 7 years . Sometimes after this age vision does not improve even with glasses  and child develops Lazy eye.

A standard ophthalmic exam is also known as a comprehensive eye exam or a routine eye exam.

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How often should we get an ophthalmic check up for children

Children and teens

They should also get their vision screened at these stages:

  • once between ages 6 and 12 months old
  • once between ages 12 months and 3 years old
  • once between ages 3 and 5 years old
  • every 1 to 2 years after 5 years old

These screenings will help their doctor determine whether a more comprehensive exam is needed.

Childhood Myopia

Commonly known as ‘minus number’ or short sightedness. It can develop in childhood and generally worsen till age of 18-20.

Symptoms of myopia include:

    • Sitting close to TV
    • Not able to see what is written on board in school
    • Holding books close to face
    • Disinterest in playing sports that require distance vision