Many practitioners panic when they see a child on the schedule. Have no fear! Children are often easier to examine than adults once you get some practice under your belt. Getting comfortable with examining them allows practitioners to serve an important need in the medical community. It is crucial to perform eye examinations on children to ensure their visual system is properly developing. Visual acuity, stereopsis and oculomotor skills develop rapidly throughout childhood. It is critical to catch any potential barriers to normal visual development as early as possible. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a child’s first eye exam occur between six to 12 months of age. Read More