How Often Should Children Have an Eye Exam?
While some children may need to see an optometrist more regularly, most children should receive checkups every year. Children can receive eye exams as early as 6 months old.
Once you set up your first appointment, we will assess their eyes and let you know what frequency is recommended for their individual circumstances.
Each child’s needs may be different, but in general, we follow the guidelines published by the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
- Infants and Toddlers (birth to 24 months): Infants and toddlers should have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 9 months.
- Preschool Children (2 to 5 years): Preschool children should have at least one eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
- School Age Children (6 to 19 years): School children between the ages of 6 and 19 years should have an eye exam every year.