When should my child's first eye visit be?
A healthy sight is a fundamental element of development. Many vision problems and many eye diseases can be detected and treated promptly, so it is very important that children go for regular check-ups with a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Among the most frequent visual problems in children are amblyopia ("lazy or lazy eye"), strabismus, refractive errors (myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia), retinoblastoma, neonatal cataracts, congenital glaucoma, among others.
If you detect any eye problems in your child, immediately take them to a specialized eye care professional for children. Identified in time, many of these conditions have a solution. It is recommended that the first evaluation be carried out at 6 months of age and in premature children one month after birth.