Children, whether or not they present visual problems, should be ophthalmologically checked at birth, at 6 months of age, at pre-school age (3 or 4 years), and then periodically at school age. Both at birth and at school entrance, ophthalmological control is mandatory.
The vision of children develops and changes from birth and the first years of life are very important for this process. The pediatrician or family doctor can review the eyes but a complete ophthalmological examination must be performed by an ophthalmologist.
Currently there is equipment to determine if there are visual or ocular problems at any age, even in children who still can not speak, thanks to the enormous progress made in the field of Children’s Ophthalmology.