Pediatric Eye Care

It’s never too early to begin annual eye exams. In fact, one in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems. That’s why Dr. Nakada specializes in eye exams for babies and children, which detect vision problems that may lead to difficulty in learning. Just like a trip to the pediatrician, a child should receive regular eye exams to maintain healthy vision. The American Optometric Association recommends that children be evaluated at 6 months, 3 years, and then yearly after that. 
Between 6 and 12 months:
Our doctors participate in the Infantsee program (www.infantsee.org).  Bring your baby in for a vision assessment at no cost.

Yearly when in school:
Your school age child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play.  When his or her vision is not functioning properly, learning and participation in recreational activities will suffer.  Your children may not realize they have a vision problem; don't wait for them to tell you.
Don't rely on vision screenings alone.  A 20/20 score only means that your child can see 20 feet in front of them.  It does not account for any other vision skills needed for learning.
Here is a list of common signs and symptoms of vision problems in children: