While most schools offer vision screenings throughout the year, Jacquot says they are not the most reliable way to track your child's eye health.
"They're designed to flag one or two vision issues," he says. "So there's a bit of a misconception that if your child passes a vision screening, then all is well." To avoid sending your child to school with blurry vision, Jacquot says parents should schedule a comprehensive eye exam every year. But you don't have to wait until your child starts school to evaluate their eyes. According to Jacquot, children should go in for eye exams at 6 months and 3 years old and then yearly once they turn 5.