Eye Screening

Eye screening is a relatively short examination that can indicate the presence of a vision problem or a potential vision problem. A vision screening cannot diagnose exactly what is wrong with your eyes; instead, it can indicate that you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist or optometrist for a more comprehensive dilated eye examination.


Why do I need vision screening?

A routine vision screening is not recommended for most healthy adults. But most adults are encouraged to get eye exams from an eye care specialist on a regular basis. If you have questions about when to get an eye exam, talk to your primary care provider.

Children should be screened on a regular basis. Sam Vision recommend the following vision screening schedule:

  • Newborns. All new babies should be checked for eye infections or other disorders.
  • 6 months. Eyes and vision should be checked during a regular well-baby visit.
  • 1–4 years. Eyes and vision should be checked during routine visits.
  • 5 years and older. Eyes and vision should be checked every year.