children’s eye exams

What is more important than the health of your children’s eyes?

Make sure you have a comprehensive eye exam for your child at 3 years of age, before starting kindergarten, and annually thereafter.  That way you can make sure any potential vision problems with your kid’s are detected early.

If your child needs eyeglasses or contacts, we can help there as well.  There are lots of options for your children’s eye care at Eye Associates!

Common Children’s Eye Problems

  • Eye teaming difficulty
  • Near focusing problems
  • Eye movement inaccuracies
  • Refractive error

To detect these issues early, we recommend having a comprehensive eye examination for children at 3 years of age, before starting kindergarten, and annually thereafter.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

All doctors at eye associates are comfortable with techniques and equipment used to objectively test basic vision, eye movement, eye health, and detect significant refractive error. These evaluations are much more focused than screenings done in the pediatrician’s office or schools and include treatment plans if problems are detected. While vision screenings are important they only test for 20-30% of vision problems that may interfere with learning.

Contact Lenses For Kids

Yes parents, contact lenses are safe for children! Contact lenses are much safer and more convenient than in previous years, making them a great option for your youngster. Disposable and Daily Replacement contacts remove the worry of losing lenses. Our Daily Replacement lenses allow for a new lens each day with no care systems to worry about. Personal appearance and self-esteem are important factors in a child’s development and many kids are thrilled with the idea of not wearing glasses. Contacts are a great option for sports and other activities. An easy, in-office, free trial can tell us if a child is ready.

Common Children’s Eye Problems

  • Eye teaming difficulty
  • Near focusing problems
  • Eye movement inaccuracies
  • Refractive error

Signs of Vision Problems

Preschool age children might have vision problems, even if they have never complained about it. There are a handful of signs the AOA recommends looking for in young children that might indicate a problem. These include:

  • Sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close
  • Squinting
  • Tilting their head
  • Frequently rubbing their eyes
  • Short attention span for the child’s age
  • Turning of an eye in or out
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination when playing ball or bike riding
  • Avoiding coloring activities, puzzles and other detailed activities