For optimal ocular care, initial evaluations can be performed any time after birth. Your PCP will do appropriate screening evaluations on the newborns and infants, and refer if further evaluation and treatment is needed. We recommend a complete ocular examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist at age 3 and then as needed depending on the child's vision findings. However, evaluation and treatment of ocular disorders can be preformed from infancy onward as needed. Early detection and appropriate treatment of visual abnormalities lead to better visual outcomes.
Pediatric eye specialists have specific equipment and techniques to evaluate children at any age. Many patients may require dilation as part of their examination. Determination of visual acuity, ocular alignment, binocular function (depth perception), refractive error (need for glasses), and general ocular health will be completed at your examination. Children, adolescents and adults require these periodic ocular examinations to obtain and maintain optimal ocular performance. Whether optical, medical, or surgical treatment is needed, our experts can determine and recommend the best course of action for your needs.