How Often Should a Child Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
According to the American Optometric Association, children should have an eye exam by no later than 6 months old, then again by age 3, and just before starting school. School-age children need an exam every two years after that if they have no visual problems. But if your child requires eyeglasses or contact lenses, schedule visits every 12 months.
How to Get Kids Excited About Wearing Glasses:
- Let your child help pick out frames
- Make sure the frames fit comfortably
- Pick frames that work well with your child's lifestyle (i.e. sports)
- Have fun and make it a positive experience all around - from the eye exam to picking out the glasses
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