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Eye doctor, When? DD is 3. [JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
14th Dec '12

She had a "free" check up at 6 months through some program.



But when can I take her in to get her eyes checked?



There will be times where she will grab for something small and will be one inch on either side of it. She will bump walls with her shoulder often.



I am going to call insurance and see when they cover it. But I mean how do they check a 3 year olds sight if she doesn't know all of her letters.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Dec '12

i think the earlier the better because its better to get them cleared instead of finding out later on they need glasses. we took my son when he was 2 and even then i was sad to find out he needed glasses, and thought about what it had been like for him til then without them.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
14th Dec '12

I remember doing a test with arrows and you had to say which way they were pointing.

C A R M E L A💜 1 child; Mahopac, New York 16272 posts
14th Dec '12

Ask her doctor to refer you to an eye doctor

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Dec '12

oh and they dont need a child to say what they see whether it be letters or for kids they have pictures. the eye doctors have things to look into their eyes and check that way with lights n whatnot

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
14th Dec '12
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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Lol I don't know anything about this because no one in my family has glasses. I am going to call the eye doctor now. I mean I have seen toddlers with glasses so I knew there had to be a way."


yea it wont hurt to go in and get a childs eyes checked at any age if theres a concern. cam was shy the first time at 2 and wouldnt really talk, but by the next time he was used to it and could tell them what he saw like they had a cake, a car, horse plane.. and then when he could recognize his letters thats when we switched to him seeing those instead at his checkups

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
14th Dec '12

as soon as you can. Im taking my 3 year old in right away too cause my daughter who is now 7 i took in almost a year ago turns out her one eye is quite bad and now she has been wearing a patch for over 6 months to try and correct it. Her eye has gotten better so she wears the patch for the rest of the school year and then we go back and then we'll see if it fixed it more. I say the earlier the better, casue if they do need glasses better to catch it early before they get worse.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
14th Dec '12
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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31292 posts
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[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting *Lindsey*(9 weeks):" as soon as you can. Im taking my 3 year old in right away too cause my daughter who is now 7 i took in ... [snip!] ... it fixed it more. I say the earlier the better, casue if they do need glasses better to catch it early before they get worse."

See everywhere I read it said that they should have checked at DD's 3 year check up at the Pedi's office, with the cards or whatever. They never did.
Now just the other day I asked her to pick up something (don't remember what) the size of a paper clip. And she went one inch to the right of it, then one inch to the left of it and then kind of walked her fingers over until she picked it up. I have seen her do things like this before too. It just must be luck the times she grabs things right away. Most kids want to stand close to the TV, she always wants to be away from it.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting Destinite:" This! I feel awful that my son is 4 and just now getting glasses. The eye Dr. kept saying he's glad ... [snip!] ... caught early (by my pedi) but I still feel like it should have been caught sooner. I guess better now than in kindergarten."

The thing is is they have been working on letters at school and stuff. And no wonder DD hasn't been catching on if they don't look normal to her.

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting [JadeLee]:" See everywhere I read it said that they should have checked at DD's 3 year check up at the Pedi's office, ... [snip!] ... be luck the times she grabs things right away. Most kids want to stand close to the TV, she always wants to be away from it."


Just take her and get them checked it cant hurt. They can check kids eyes as young as 6 months old. My twin sisters had glasses by the time they were a year old they are practically blind. Their glasses are like magnifying glasses. Like acutally....haha

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
14th Dec '12

My kids did their first one at 6 months 16 months then every year till 3 now they go twice a yr to get them checked. Well DD is 10 and goes roughly every 1.5 yrs now. My middle is 4 and just had one a few weeks ago her last was 3.5 yrs old.