At what age should children begin to have their eyesight checked

Abstract: the development of children’s vision, like the development of other organs of the body, has a gradual improvement process. Generally speaking, the development of vision at the age of three is 0.6, at the age of four is 0.8, at the age of five is 1.0, and at the age of six is 1.2. The development of vision is generally completed at the age of six.

visual acuity assessment can be carried out after birth, but using the ordinary e-letter visual acuity chart to check visual acuity usually needs to wait until the child has sufficient cognitive and expression ability. Before that, graphic visual acuity chart and other assessment methods can be used. Usually you can check the e-letter visual acuity chart at the age of 3.

in case of the following conditions, ophthalmic examination should be performed as soon as possible after birth:

① premature infants;

② family history of strabismus, amblyopia and high refractive error;

③ abnormal eye appearance or visual performance, etc.


children’s vision development, like the development of other organs of the body, has a gradual improvement process. Generally speaking, vision development reaches 0.6 at the age of three, 0.8 at the age of four, 1.0 at the age of five and 1.2 at the age of six. Vision development is generally completed on the left and right at the age of six. If parents find that their children’s vision can not meet the standards of their peers, they should take their children to a professional eye hospital for examination in time.

here are some signs of early myopia. If you observe children’s behavior in life, you should pay attention to it.


when a distant target cannot be seen clearly, children often squint to make up for it, because when squinting, the eyelids can block part of the pupils, reduce diffuse light and reduce the influence of astigmatism, so as to temporarily increase and improve visual acuity.

get close to

often show when watching TV, get close to the TV as far as possible, and lie close and low when reading and writing.


frown, trying to make both eyes “force” to improve vision. But in fact, because the extraocular muscles compress the eyeball, the development of myopia is accelerated.