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Children’s Vision: Children have special vision needs.

Children should have a comprehensive eye examination at the age of six months. This may seem young, but it is important to determine that there is normal visual health and eye coordination at this time. Your doctor is looking for any abnormality in structure or function. Thereafter, the next exam should be at about one and one-half years of age. Follow-up exams will be scheduled depending upon the individual needs of the child. Doctors are concerned about lazy eye (also known as amblyopia). If a child has one eye that works well and the other not so well, the child will pay more attention to the clear eye and the blurred eye can become permanently lazy if not treated at an early age.