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first eye test Dexterr Due February 6; 1 child; United Kingdom 130 posts
5th Jul '13

What age do you normally get your first eye test?

Claire-Bear (17 weeks) Due September 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Grande Prairie, AB, Canada 723 posts
5th Jul '13

I brought DD in when she was about 8 months old. The doctor just looked into her eyes and had her follow a toy across the room. It was so easy and now she doesn't need to go back until she starts school.

Dexterr Due February 6; 1 child; United Kingdom 130 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Luv My Claire-Bear:</b>" I brought DD in when she was about 8 months old. The doctor just looked into her eyes and had her follow ... [snip!] ... her eyes and had her follow a toy across the room. It was so easy and now she doesn't need to go back until she starts school."</blockquote>



Thank you!

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Jul '13

Unless there's reason to worry our eye dr said only if they fail the eye test when they start school. But since I have bad eye history I took dd1 at 2 to be safe and dd2 has my lazy eye I think and I took her at 2 mos and he said to bring her back around 6-12 mos. I'm gonna ask the pedi again at her 6 mo appt what she recommends I do if her eye is still lazy. I want to start treatment as early as possible.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
5th Jul '13

Our pedi said unless we think something is wrong, they will catch it when they start school.



But because my parents did that with me, it actually hurt my vision. I have ambliopia (lazy eye of the vision, not muscle). You have to catch it as early as you can to "save" the eye. My parents never knew anything was wrong because I saw everything fine, they didn't know I could only see with one eye.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" Our pedi said unless we think something is wrong, they will catch it when they start school. But because ... [snip!] ... eye. My parents never knew anything was wrong because I saw everything fine, they didn't know I could only see with one eye."</blockquote>



That's what happened to me too. That's why I'm on it with my kids.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
5th Jul '13

Our pedi said the same thing about school but my dd had to see a specialist a little after her first birthday where they discovered she has Dwane's syndrome (rare disorder where she is missing a nerve) and also said her eye sight is getting pretty bad, and she will need glasses before she starts school so I think we will take our kids early just to be on the safe side and catch things early.