Harlem Vision Center
Harlem Vision Center
455 Lenox Avenue
New York, New York 10037
(212) 368-2020

Harlem Vision Center

Children's Eye Exams

Early detection of various eye conditions is crucial to the development of normal vision. It is important to know if there is any history of pre-maturity, delayed motor development, frequent blinking or rubbing of the eyes, any eye turn, family history of eye disease, inability to track objects or maintain eye contact, or any other abnormalities.

According to American Optometric Association (AOA) guidelines, vision exams are recommended at 6 months old, 3 years old, then subsequently every year 1-2 years while the child is school aged. A child’s examination is similar to that of an adult, yet will emphasize various developmental skills such as eye teaming, eye focusing, and eye tracking. A cycloplegic dilated eye exam will be performed to gather the appropriate data needed to finalize a prescription, and check the health of the eye.

Common Eye Conditions Related to Children: