Children’s Eye Exams
Children should begin having routine eye exams by the age five, unless recommended earlier by a physician. It is not only important to ensure your child can clearly see to avoid unnecessary obstacles when first embarking on their journey in education, there a variety of conditions that can permanently impact their health, and ability to obtain clear vision in the future. Therefore we recommend all children of age five to have a comprehensive eye exam, including evaluation of their retina.
School screenings and visual checks are no substitute for a thorough evaluation performed by an eye doctor. Many learning skills are dependent on the strength of your child’s vision. Although unlikely, conditions like retinoblastoma have a far better outcome the earlier they are managed.
Children older than five should return each year to their eye clinic for an evaluation, as pre-teens and teens will exhibit some of the fastest changes in prescription at this time. Routine evaluation and prompt management can reduce the incidence or degree of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eye turn), as well as the progression of nearsightedness.
Pediatric exam equipment
Our eye care center is equipped with various tools to make your childs exam as smooth as possible. We have a state of the art autorefractor capable of estimating your child’s prescription without any verbal input, various shapes or numbers for children who are not confident in there letters yet, and no drop retinal evaluation with Optomap Retinal Imaging