Children are unable to distinguish between clear and unclear vision. Even if your child can read the smallest letters on an eye chart, there may still be hidden problems. School vision tests briefly screen vision usually only at a distance. The majority of school tasks require that a child be able to focus and see clearly up close to read and write.
That's why we recommend a comprehensive eye examination for every child beginning at age 6 to 12 months, and sooner if problems are suspected. A child's vision exam includes many important tests.
Your children will feel comfortable with our child-friendly staff and doctors. Our optical department has many frame styles, especially for children.
Children should have a comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 6 and 12 months. Call our office to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online
Children's Eye Exams
Our standard children's exam evaluates the following:
- Visual Acuity
- Eye tracking ability (reading movements)
- Ability to use both eyes together
- Need for glasses or contacts
- Medical eye health problems
- Near and far focusing abilities
- Color vision and depth perception
- Double vision
- Inequality of the two eyes-(amblyopic, lazy eye)
Many common problems can be addressed during a standard comprehensive examination. However, some children require further testing to identify less common visual deficits. Additional testing takes place during the visual skills evaluation.
For additional information, or if you have questions please contact our office at (512) 260-CARE and one of our doctors who specializes in children's vision will be happy to contact you.
We have a large selection of children's frames that your child will love. Stop by today and we will help you find the right pair of glasses for your child.