Infant and Child Eye Exams

Happy Infant ready for first eye exam

As an optometrist, I’m asked all the time, “How do you even check a baby’s eyes?” Below are some guidelines for when to plan for eye exams from ages six months to three years old.

Ages 6-12 Months

The first thing to know, is that it’s very important to have a baby’s eyes checked.   Infants are usually happy to sit in mom or dad’s lap and let us do all of the testing we need to do.

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