Do you have questions regarding eye exams and children? We have answers:
Why are yearly eye exams necessary for children?
It makes sure that they have the best vision to succeed in life. That can include: school, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
How much can my child's prescription change?
It can change a lot in a year! As children grow, their eyes can grow too. And blurry vision can be a signal to the eyes to keep changing when it shouldn't. An updated glasses prescription can keep those changes in check.
But my kids pass their yearly school screenings without issue?
School screenings are just that: SCREENINGS. They are not comprehensive exams and can miss out on lots of eye issues like: retinal holes, corneal defects, or dry eyes.
My kids are falling behind in class and having behavior issues but they saw 20/20 at their pediatricians. Should they still get an exam?
Yes! Like the motto of our office, "Vision is more than just seeing 20/20." Vision needs to be comfortable as well as clear. Sometimes children can get headaches, or see double when they are doing homework. They don't know how to describe their problems, or they just believe that's normal, and they just live with it.
But my children have never told me that they see blurry. Should they still get their eyes checked?
Yes! Just know that the vision they are seeing now, is something that they have known their entire life. They do not KNOW what clear vision is like. You can think of your vision like a TV. For a long time TV was analog and there were lots of people who didn't believe in using an HD set, when it first came out. Same thing when 1080p came out, and now with 4K. Once you are introduced to a better TV set, you can't go back to the old formats because they just don't look as good as the new stuff.
I have kids who can be a handful or are scared of going to the doctor. Can you accommodate them? Do you also see special needs kids?
Our exams are spaced apart to where your child will have a deliberate, thorough examination. Our doctor also sees special needs on a regular basis and will provide the level of care they deserve. We have movies stickers, and toys to take away any worry from any nervous kids.
If you have more questions or are ready for an appointment, schedule an exam today! Think your child isn't ready for an exam? We see children as young as 6 months!