Should my child undertake an eye examination?

ALL CHILDREN must undergo both an oculistic and orthoptic assessment at the age of THREE.

This is because some children have ocular problems even though they do not complain of any specific problems, and it is important to identify them early. Children who turn out to have a normal objective refraction return to us around the age of 6-8. On the other hand, children with anomalies are treated immediately or monitored at more frequent intervals.

It is particularly important that those children do not escape us if they have a family history of:

  • Strabismus
  • Hypermetropia
  • Astigmatism
  • Myopia
  • Anisometropia
  • Juvenile glaucoma
  • Juvenile cataracts
  • Hereditary metabolic diseases
  • Hereditary retinal and optic nerve disorders
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