Children's Vision Care
While most doctors are uncomforatable examining young children, Dr. Horibe loves seeing them. Her special training in pediatric eye care makes the eye examiniation fun for kids while still determining their Visual acuity Status (how well they see) and Visual Efficiency (checking for eye teaming, focusing, and eye alignment), and eye health.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor's recommendations.
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