Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric eye exams are an essential aspect of eye health for children. The American Optometric Association recommends that children should have comprehensive eye exams before starting school, which typically happens around age 5 or 6. As much as 80 % of what a child learns in school is acquired through vision. During a pediatric eye exam, Dr. Patel will assess your child's eye health, visual acuity, binocular vision, and eye alignment. Early detection of eye problems in children is crucial for effective treatment and prevention of vision loss, as well as improving visual skills that are essential for academic success. If left untreated, common eye conditions such as refractive errors, amblyopia, and strabismus can interfere with a child's ability to learn and perform well in school. If your child is diagnosed with an eye problem, treatment options may include glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, patching, and sometimes surgery.

Don’t wait until your child is already in school and struggling to read, see the board, or play sports. By scheduling regular pediatric eye exams, parents can help ensure that their children receive appropriate treatment and support to optimize their visual outcomes, enabling them to thrive in school, sports, and everyday life. Give us a call today to schedule your child’s eye exam!