Are you curious about your child’s visual development? Have you been wondering when you should start bringing them to see an eye doctor or how often you should bring them to see an eye doctor? If so, then here is some information to know about regarding your child’s visual development: Pediatric Ophthalmologist South Minneapolis MN
First Eye Exam: 5-8 Months
Many parents often wonder at what age they should bring their child to an eye doctor to have their vision and eyes assessed. While some parents mistakenly think that their children’s vision doesn’t need to be assessed until they are toddlers, it’s actually recommended that parents schedule their child’s first eye exam to be sometime between when they’re 5 and 8 months old. The reason is because babies’ vision starts to become more developed during that period, so it’s important to have your child’s eyes assessed to see if their eyes are able to track objects and respond to light.
School Age: Potential Vision Conditions
As your child continues to grow, their vision also continues to develop and change. Since your child’s eyes are constantly changing while they’re growing, so can their vision. This is when certain vision problems or eye conditions can start to become apparent, such as refractive errors (nearsightedness and farsightedness), amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and so on. That’s why it’s important to have your child’s eyes and vision assessed when they are at pre-school age and when they first start school, so that any vision-related problems can be diagnosed and corrected early on so that your child isn’t affected by any vision or eye-related issues.
Dr. Jafar Hasan is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus with expertise in the medical and surgical care of eye diseases in children. Dr. Afira Hasan is a primary care optometrist.
Did you know? Both Dr. Jafar Hasan and Dr. Afira Hasan have been listed as two of the Top Doctors of 2021!