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When should young children have an eye examination?
Many eye-care professionals now have the equipment and expertise to examine young children. We recommend that, if there are no concerns, infants should have their first eye examination at around 6 months of age. If there are no concerns after this examination they should be seen again at around 3 years and then 5 years. The goal of these early examinations is to catch current problems and to prevent future problems such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (an eye turn) at an age when treatments are still effective.
- Learn more about the School of Optometry’s Pediatric Clinic at the Atwater Eye Care Center.
- Learn more about the School’s other clinics
If you have any questions about your children’s eye care, please contact us (812-855-4959 or [email protected]) and we will try to help you in any way we can.
Additional Care Resources
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) is a nonprofit organization delivering early intervention services to Kentucky and Indiana’s youngest children with blindness and low vision. Their teachers and interventionists provide direct services like evaluations, in-home visits, and access to resources that help parents and caregivers better understand and support their child with visual impairment. VIPS mission is to empower families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential. More information at https://vips.org
Riley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Ophthalmology Department at Riley at IU Health offers comprehensive care and early detection for children with all types of eye conditions and visual impairments, from sight problems that are easily treated with glasses, to complex conditions that require sophisticated surgical procedures. More information at https://www.rileychildrens.org/departments/ophthalmology