Meet Mensa’s youngest US member: She joined at age 2
Once thought to be delayed, little Emmelyn Roettger just needed glasses
1. How old should a child be when they receive their first eye exam? Most people are surprised to hear a child should have their first eye exam at six months of age. . Newborns can’t see very clearly. In fact, they can only focus on things 7 to 10 inches past their face and can only see highly contrasted colors. Around six months, however, their visual acuity sharpens. At this time eye doctors can effectively evaluate the development of the eyes, as well as how well they work together, which is called binocular vision.
- losing place on the page when reading
- consistent rubbing of the eyes
- tilting of the head when looking at an object
- consistent headaches
- squinting to read or watch TV
- holding things closer to the face than normal
- avoiding “close work”
- poor grades and behavioral problems can also be related to visual problems
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