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When should my Child have a First Eye Exam?

Your child's vision is important to his or her ability to do well in school and in social activities. You should certainly bring your child to see Dr. Wilmarth before he or she starts school.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, your child should have an eye exam at:

  • Six months
  • Age 3
  • Age 5
  • Every one to two years while school aged

These frequencies are not necessarily right for every child. When you visit our office, Dr. Wilmarth can recommend an individualized schedule for your child's eye exams. Depending on your child's eye health and whether a refractive error like nearsightedness is detected, your child may visit us more or less than the AAO frequencies described above.

When your child visits us, our eye doctor will ensure proper, functional vision by examining:

  • Near and distance vision
  • Peripheral vision
  • Focusing ability
  • Eye movement and alignment
  • Health of the cornea, lens, retina and optic nerve.

If you live in Sacramento, Folsom, Rocklin or Roseville, it’s just a short drive to visit Dr. Wilmarth.

We look forward to meeting you and answering all your questions about your child’s vision.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.