Paediatric Ophthalmology

We are specialists in optometry and paediatric ophthalmology.

A good vision in childhood directly influences their educational process. Their visual system is immature and is in constant development until the age of 8, so the first years of life are fundamental for the eyesight development. For this reason, our paediatric ophthalmology service takes care of the precise and vital ophthalmological checkups, as it is very advisable to carry out certain check-ups during the first months of the child’s life.

The childhood stage is very important for the perfect development of vision, and children are often unaware or do not express the ocular discomforts or irregularities they may suffer. At the Clínica Oftalmológica Castro, we recommend frequent regular eye check-ups.

Recommended ophthalmological check-ups for children:


Rule out any congenital anomalies

6 months

Assessment of refractive status
Assessment of binocular status

At 3-4 years of age

Visual acuity (lazy eye)
Ocular motility (strabismus)
Graduation with drops
First complete eye check-up (fundus)

From 5 to 16 years of age

Annual check-up