The health of your child’s eyes is very important. Proper learning, motor development, reading, and many other skills are dependent upon not only good vision, but also the ability of your eyes to work together. We provide comprehensive exams to children age 5 and up to make sure their eyes are healthy and ready for the start of school and beyond.
As children grow, so do their eyes. Since many learning skills are dependent on the strength of visual skills such as binocular vision, accurate eye movements, the ability to see distant objects, etc., doctors recommend that children have their first eye exam even before reaching school age.
The most common eye problem with children ages 5 and up is nearsightedness (myopia). Myopia affects millions of children worldwide and 42 percent of school age children. With the increases in technology and the use of screens from an early age, there has been an increase of children with myopia. Signs and Symptoms of Myopia can include:
This condition is easily fixed with glasses or contacts. Even though Myopia is the most common eye problem, there are many other visual diseases that can affect the health and vision of your child and a children’s eye exam is important to catching those problems early. Symptoms of vision problems can include:
Because children are growing rapidly and their eyes are constantly changing, the American Optometric Association recommends that parents schedule an annual children’s eye exam. The State of Illinois also requires that all children entering kindergarten receive an eye exam from an optometrist or ophthalmologist no later than October 15th of the year the child is first enrolled in school.
Our comprehensive children’s eye exams are very similar to an adult’s comprehensive exam.
If your child has not had an exam recently, contact us to schedule their next exam.
Over the past couple years I have now purchased 2 pairs of glasses from Town Eyecare. The first time, I was presented with a few different styles that complemented my face, and in a few different price ranges. I was offered a discount on a pair that would have normally been out of my price range, so I went ahead and bought them.