Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems can face many barriers in life, academically, socially and athletically. Vision doesn’t just happen. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes to see, just like it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to form words. The longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more a child’s brain learns to accommodate the vision issue.

That is why a comprehensive eye examination from Verona Vision Care is so important for children. Early detection and treatment provide the very best opportunity to correct vision problems so your child can learn to see clearly. Make sure your child has the best possible tools to learn successfully, schedule a comprehensive eye examination today.

A comprehensive eye and vision examination includes:

  • Patient and family health history
  • Visual acuity measurement
  • Preliminary tests of visual function and eye health, including depth perception, color vision, peripheral (side) vision and the response of the pupils to light
  • Assessment of refractive status to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
  • Evaluation of eye focusing, eye teaming and eye movement abilities
  • Eye health examination
  • Additional tests as needed

Vision screening programs can’t substitute for regular professional vision care. Children who pass a vision screening could still have an eye health or vision problem. Professional examinations by an optometrist or ophthalmologist are the only effective way to confirm or rule out any eye disease or vision problem.

The American Optometric Association recommends the following frequency of eye and vision examinations by age.


Examination Interval

Birth to 24 Months

At 6 months of age

2 to 5 years

At 3 years of Age

6 to 18 years

Before first grade and every two years thereafter*

*The Doctors at Verona Vision Care recommend yearly eye exams for children.