Signature Optometry recommends children receive their first eye exam between six months and a year of age. This will allow us to pick up on any potential issues as early as possible. Of course, if you notice a problem with your baby’s eyes (redness, bulging, misalignment of the eyes, etc…) before the 6-12 month period then make an appointment with us immediately! Our Well Baby Eye Exam is designed to prevent future problems, but we want to make sure any current issues are treated right away as well.

The next recommended exam is at 3 years when your child has developed enough that the majority of their visual functions can be tested. If your child is extremely shy or does not know their letters, we can still test their vision using pictures. It is important that you have your child’s vision tested when they are a toddler because unnoticed visual problems can make it difficult for them to learn at the same speed as other kids their age.

Signature Optometry welcomes kids of all ages for comprehensive eye care. Don’t hesitate to set up an appointment for your child or toddler. As children do the vast majority of their learning through visual stimulation, it is extremely important that this aspect of their health not be neglected.