We recommend that children have their first complete exam by age four, or sooner if problems are suspected by the parent or pediatrician. As a child's eyes grow, their focusing abilities may change. This is why adolescents often require frequent eyeglass prescription changes. Vision tends to stabilize in the mid - twenties, but as patients get a little older, their risk for eye disease increases. For these reasons, we recommend complete eye examinations for all family members at least every year or two.