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Pediatric eye exams differ from adult eye exams when it comes to how your pediatric eye doctor performs tests for detecting vision and eye health problems in children. Parents need to make sure children receive regular eye exams to prevent worsening of eye issues since children are good at adapting to slow-to-develop refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness). Possible warning signs that parents should take their child to pediatric optometrist include blinking and squinting frequently, being told by teachers that their child has a short attention span and atypical clumsiness not attributed to muscle or neurological disorders.
A pediatric eye doctor begins a child's eye exam by physically inspecting the visible health of the eyes. This evaluation is followed by:
A pediatric eye doctor is trained to work with children and reduce any stress or fear felt by younger patients. No pediatric eye exam tests are uncomfortable or involve touching of the eye with instruments.
Pediatric optometrists look for specific eye problems common to young children. These include:
Children with eye and/or vision problems often have difficulty in school simply because they cannot see what is written on the blackboard or in textbooks. Eyestrain, headaches, and loss of self-esteem due to untreated vision issues will also impede a child's ability to succeed in school. Your pediatric eye doctor urges all parents to make sure their children receive regular kids eye exams every year.
Contact Eyes On Henry today at 864-585-0208 to schedule an exam for your child.