Pediatric Eye Exams
The development of a child’s eyes is of great importance and can have lasting effects on learning and socialization. A child's eyes are in continual use in the classroom and at play, so when vision is not functioning correctly, the learning process and participation in activities can suffer. Your child then has to work harder, which leads to eyestrain problems such as headaches and fatigue.
Because vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing them, your child should visit the optometrist regularly. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that your child should be seen at 6 months of age, then 3 years of age, and before entering school. Thereafter, your child should be seen on a yearly basis unless otherwise specified by your doctor. A school vision screening or your pediatrician’s exam is not sufficient and is not a substitute for a thorough eye examination. Our office can care for your child’s eye health needs and can prescribe appropriate treatment when necessary, whether it's a pair of eyeglasses, contact lenses, or even vision therapy.