When Should My Child Go to the Eye Doctor?

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Have you ever wondered when you should take your kid to the eye doctor? How often should you take them? These are all great questions and your child’s eyesight is very important. Sight may be one of the greatest gifts from life and the eye doctor is there to keep it that way. For eyes, each kid’s situation is different. If a child’s parents need glasses then it is a good idea to get them checked out and more frequently. If you seem to have perfect vision then an occasional appointment is great. No matter what your circumstance is it is always very important to see the eye doctor. 


Experts suggest that you take your kid in for their first eye exam when they are around 6 months of age. It is important to get your child in early just to be safe. At this appointment they eye doctor will give you some great suggestions on what you can do moving forward with your child eye care. If there is a pattern in your family for bad eyes it is probably then a good idea to get your child another appointment when they are around 3 and then another one right before they go to kindergarten. 


The key thing for parents to remember is to first off always trust your gut. If you think you should take your child in, just do it. There is no harm in an eye appointment and it’s better to be safe than sorry. The second thing is never wait. If you think there is something wrong with your child’s vision you are probably right and you should get it looked at. 

Here at Utah Valley Eye we care about you. We provide many services just for you including eye exams, blepharoplasty provo surgery, and much more. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment for your child do not hesitate give us a call and we will be happy to assist you!

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