American Optometric Association (AOA) Exam Frequency Guidelines

According to AOA guidelines, vision exams for ALL healthy pediatric patients should be given at the following times:

  • By 6 months
  • At 3 years of age
  • Before 1st grade
  • Every 2 years thereafter

NOTE: Children who are found to be at risk for visual problems may be examined annually or as recommended by your eyecare professional.

Check out these related areas on the AOA website:

Good Vision Throughout Life (Birth to Over 60)

For Parents and Educators

Children's Vision

Ready for School

Understanding the Differences Between Vision Screenings and Vision Examinations

Impact of Computer use on Children's Vision

Sports Vision





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