Promoting Healthy Eye Growth & Development
Our practice is designed to be an environment where children can learn about their eyes in comfort and safety as we test them for eye problems. If we find any issues, we’ll work closely with you to correct them.
It’s time to get proactive about protecting your children’s eyes and vision. Book eye exams for your kids at our practice today.
Why Children’s Eye Exams Matter
Adults aren’t the only ones who need preventive eye care. Kids can experience eye problems, too, including myopia and strabismus. If you take your children for regular eye exams, their eye doctor can often catch these issues before they have a chance to progress.
Since children may struggle to identify their own eye health and vision needs, our skills and knowledge can be vital for showing you what they really need. Much of childhood learning is also visual in nature, so early eye issue diagnoses are an excellent way to help your children avoid potential problems in school.
How Often Should You Book Children’s Eye Exams?
We provide customized eye exam schedules for all of our patients, including children.
Most children need an eye exam at age 5 or 6, just before starting first grade. From then on, the American Optometric Association recommends annual eye exams until age 18—though children with specific conditions may need to visit us more often.
What Happens in a Children’s Eye Exam?
Most children’s eye exams begin with a few easy questions for you and your child. These will help us determine how your child uses their eyes for everyday tasks.
Next, we’ll look at your child’s eyes for anything that could indicate a health or vision problem. Our process is thorough but non-invasive to help your child stay relaxed. We might also measure their visual acuity, binocular vision, and refraction.
Before the exam is over, we’ll also update your child’s prescription so you can make sure they’re using suitable glasses or contact lenses. Please bring your child’s current eyewear or contacts with you when you come for their appointment. Doing so helps us issue replacements more efficiently if your child needs new ones.