Recommended Eye Examination Frequency For the Pediatric Patient
|Birth to 24 Months||6 months old||By 6 months of age or as recommended|
|2 to 5 years||3 years old||At 3 years of age or as recommended|
|6 to 18 years||Before first grade and every two years thereafter||Annually or as recommended|
Eye Examinations for Children
Children are at the greatest risk of developing eye issues. If your child meets these criteria, be sure to schedule an eye appointment as soon as possible:
- Low Birth Weight
- Low Oxygen at Birth
- Family History of Eye Diseases
- Infection of Mother during Pregnancy
- Difficult Labor
- Assisted Labor
- High Refractive Error
- Central Nervous System Disorders
If there’s a history of retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts, genetic disease or metabolic in your family, be sure to get your child to an eye doctor every year. If the mother was infected with rubella, toxoplasmosis, venereal disease, herpes, cytomegalovirus, or AIDS during pregnancy, the child also needs to be checked for medical issues. If your child experiences a developmental delay, cerebral palsy, dysmorphic features, seizures, or hydrocephalus, be sure to take them to an eye doctor to detect or diagnose possible issues.
Recommended Eye Examination Frequency For Adults
|18 to 60 years||Every two years||Every one to two years or as recommended|
|61 and older||Annually||Annually or as recommended|
If you’re an adult, there are several risk factors that may indicate you need to visit an eye doctor.
- Family History of Ocular Disease
- Wearing Contact Lenses
- Eye Surgery Patients
If you take medications that have ocular side effects or work in an occupation that experiences eye hazards, it’s best to visit an eye doctor every year to prevent or detect possible issues.
We have your best interest in mind. We help patients detect, prevent and diagnose eye issues and diseases. Please call Vision World of Coral Springs to schedule an appointment. Remember, early detection is the best way to preserve your vision. We’d be happy to help you.