We recommend a baby’s first exam between 6 months and 1 year old, and annually starting at age 2. Every baby under 1 year old is welcome at Silicon Valley Eyecare for a no-cost comprehensive eye exam.

Extensive research has demonstrated the importance of the first few years of life in the development of vision. From birth, babies begin exploring the wonders in the world with their eyes. Even before they learn to reach and grab with their hands or crawl and sit-up, their eyes are providing information and stimulation important for their development. Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see.

Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays and may lead to serious lifelong effects on vision. It is important to detect conditions early to ensure babies and children have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn. Pre-school and school aged children should continue annual exams to ensure healthy eyes and normal vision as they grow