Our Practice Takes Your Child’s Eyesight Very Seriously
Eye exams are critical to lifelong eye health. However, for children, an eye exam can seem like a strange experience… And perhaps a little scary. Taking a little time to visit with your child before his or her exam can really help.
What To Expect During Your Child’s Eye Exam:
- We’ll ask about your child’s medical history and any vision problems you’ve noticed.
- We test the clarity of your child’s vision. This helps us determine if he or she may need corrective lenses.
- We will discuss anything found during the exam with you and answer all your questions and concerns.
Children Should Have Regular Professional Eye Exams
People of all ages need to get their eyes checked regularly, but we especially recommend that children get their eyes checked at 6 months, 3 years, and just before they start school.
Our practice did not create the video below, however, it does a great job of explaining some of the parts of a child’s eye exam:
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Early eye exams are important because children need the following basic visual skills for learning:
- Near vision
- Distance vision
- Eye teaming (binocularity) skills
- Eye movement skills
- Focusing skills
- Peripheral awareness
- Eye/hand coordination
Don’t Ignore Early Warning Signs
If your child is struggling with seeing things up close, far away, or struggling to distinguish colors it may be time to schedule an exam.