Children’s Eye Exam
Your child’s vision is important for developing skills such as reading, writing and hand-eye coordination. Children can suffer enormous setbacks to learning if they have blurred vision and eye strain. This is why it’s important for children’s eyes to be tested by the age of three, or earlier if you think there may be a problem.
What to Expect
Vision defects such as near sightedness (myopia), far sightedness (hyperopia), amblyopia (lazy eye), astigmatism, or strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) can be genetically inherited. Once a problem is diagnosed with eye tests, it can be treated.
What child’s eye tests are available? Your child’s eye exam may include:
Visual acuity test – Your doctor will check how well your child sees at different distances. A chart with shapes will be used if your child cannot yet read the alphabet.
Eye (extraocular) movement test –Your doctor will wave a finger or toy in different directions to see how your child’s eyes follow the object. Peripheral vision will also be tested.
Pupil test – Your doctor will shine a bright light on each eye for a brief moment to check the reflexes of the pupil. Pupil testing can uncover certain health problems.
Signs that your child may need an eye exam
Avoiding close work
Difficulty copying or reading from board
Complaints of blurry vision (be aware that children usually don’t complain about their vision because they think that’s the way you are supposed to see)
Tired eyes, sore eyes
Squinting to see
Red, crusty eyelids
Closing or covering one eye in order to see
Call To Book Your Eye Exam
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