My husband and I have both worn glasses, full-time, since middle school. We’re pretty amazed that only one of our kids has needed glasses–and those are only for schoolwork. We faithfully bring our children to the eye doctor on a regular basis, just to be sure.
June is Child Vision Awareness Month, so this is a good time to make sure you get your child’s eyes checked before preschool starts in the fall. Ask your pediatrician to recommend a pediatric ophthalmologist. Their offices and equipment are child-friendly, and the exam is virtually pain-free. If there is a family history of eye problems or your child was premature, he may need to be checked more often, but a good time to start is at the age of 3, with a followup at age 6.
Read more about Early Warning Signs of Eye Problems in Children.