All types of learning, whether in the classroom, at home or while socializing with friends, depend heavily upon top quality vision. Put simply – when children can’t see clearly, their education and proper development is compromised. Starting with infants, kids of all ages need sharp vision to explore and understand the world around them. Regular, comprehensive pediatric eye exams are the only way to assess your child’s vision accurately.
Because our young patients grow so quickly, their vision is vastly different than adults. Toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents each have their own needs at these various stages of life, so it’s crucial to have their eyes thoroughly examined on a regular basis. Education experts say that 80% of learning is visual. In fact, many issues related to learning and extracurricular activities can be eye-related.
Difficulty concentrating or acting fidgety can often be misdiagnosed as ADHD when in reality, the child has developed vision problems. Symptoms can include headaches, tiredness from schoolwork or playing sports, or excessive squinting at the board. Children develop rapidly, especially in the early childhood years. This is why doctors recommend regular exams to check how their vision is advancing and to detect any potential problems. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends regular eye exams at age 6 months, 3 years, when a child begins school, and at least every 2 years after that.
OUR STAFF WORKS WITH CHILDREN TO:
Help them feel comfortable in our office
Conduct thorough eye exams
Fit them correctly with glasses or contact lenses
Share our findings with parents
Show kids how to care for their glasses or contacts
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Binocular Vision Testing
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