Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life academically, socially, and athletically. A comprehensive eye examination is necessary to ensure your child's visual system is functioning properly. Vision screenings at school are not sufficient to detect all visual problems your child may be having. See our recommendations chart below to determine when it may be appropriate for scheduling your child's first eye examination. 

What are some signs of a possible eye problem?

  • Eyes don't line up, one eye appears crossed or looks out.
  • Eyes are watery or red.
  • Rubs eyes a lot.
  • Closes or covers one eye.
  • Tilts head or thrusts head forward.
  • Has trouble reading or doing other close-up work, holds objects close to eyes to see and/or seems cranky when doing close-up work.
  • Has problems with attentiveness with near work/school work.
  • Blinks more than usual and/or squints eyes.

Myopia Control

We are happy to announce Dr. Lindi Williams is an accredited provider with MiSight.  MiSight contact lenses are the first and only FDA approved treatment to not only correct nearsightedness – they’re also the first soft contact lenses proven to slow the progression of myopia in children and young adults.  See the chart below for recommended examination ages for children.

Recommended Examination Intervals

Patient Age                             Examination Interval

Asymptomatic/Risk Free

At Risk

Birth to 24 Months

At 6 months of age

By 6 months of age or as recommended

2 to 5 years

At 3 years of age

At 3 years of age or as recommended

6 to 18 years

Before first grade and every year to two years thereafter

Annually or as recommended

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