What is the right age to take your child to the eye doctor for a first visit. Some say 18 months and some say three years.
According to Singapore National Eye Centre, the recommended age for the first checkup is when the baby is six months old. A follow up screening should be done when baby turns three. My sister was diagnosed with lazy eye when she was a few months old and had to wear corrective lenses to help rectify the problem. You can refer to this article for tips on daily care and some signs that could indicate eye problems: http://sg.theasianparent.com/nurture-your-childs-eye-health/ The main ones being limiting your child’s screen time to reduce strain the eye. Not holding their books too close while reading is also another good habit to keep to.Read more
Agree with Hui Qun. Between the ages of 6 months to 3 yeaers, practice good eye habits like not sitting too close to the tv (I know of some babies that like to stand right in front of babies), or playing too much on the handphone. If you notice your child blinking too much if he's looking at something, that's a sign to bring him to the eye doctor. After 3 years, I believe in primary schools, they would have regular eye check ups to test their eyesights as well.Read more
The right age is 6 months to 3 years to have eye consultation with doc, then you are away from the tension of having eyesight issue with you kid. Regular checkups help you to understand the issue, if any, & take corrective actions.