The EyeDoctors Optometrists is staffed with highly trained eye doctors who specialize in kid’s eye care, children’s comprehensive eye examinations, and vision development tests. Our eye doctors use the latest technology to conduct comprehensive eye exams to assess the health and development of a child’s eyes and vision. Early detection is critical for identifying signs of eye problems and childhood eye disorders. Call The EyeDoctors Optometrists today to schedule your child’s appointment.
The EyeDoctors Optometrists offers kid’s eye exams at our locations in Kansas.
What Is Kid’s Eye Exam?
A kid’s eye exam is an exam performed by an optometrist to determine your child’s eye health and visual abilities. Many learning skills are dependent on the strength of a child’s visual skills so doctors recommend that children have their first eye exam as early as six months of age, and again before they begin school. During the exam, the eye doctor may ask you to answer questions about your child’s birth or health history. They will also ask about any concerns you may have regarding your child’s eye health or vision. As parents, it’s important to communicate any delays in your child’s motor development or other conditions diagnosed by a family doctor.
What Should I Expect During My Child’s Eye Exam?
At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, highly skilled doctors will perform a physical exam of a child’s eyes for signs of eye disorders. During the exam, your child’s eye doctor will use a device called a retinoscope to determine whether or not vision correction is required and also conduct vision screening using eye charts. Your child’s eye exam will also include eye alignment testing and an evaluation of the outside and inside of the eye. Your child’s optometrist might recommend your child’s eyes be dilated, which is a safe and effective way to ensure a reliable examination, even in very young children.
The Experienced Children’s Optometrists at The EyeDoctors Optometrists
The EyeDoctors Optometrists specialize in eye care for kids and will perform a physical exam of a child’s eyes for signs of eye disorders such as strabismus, farsightedness, myopia, or astigmatism. During the examination, your child’s eye doctor will conduct vision screening using eye chart tests to measure your child’s eye development and will also carefully observe each eye as your child follows lights or toys. Children who talk but cannot read may be asked to point to, or identify pictures of objects.
The doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help assess the health and development of a child's vision. Additionally, eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can diagnose and treat childhood eye disorders.
At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, a child’s eye exam can last anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour . The timing of the exam depends on the complexity of a child’s health and development and the types of testing included in the exam.
At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, a referral is not necessary for back-to-school or routine eye exams for children. The EyeDoctors Optometrists recommends that a parent requests a referral from a family doctor for children with health conditions that affect their eyes. Contact your insurance provider to discuss if they require a referral before covering a child’s eye exam.
Comprehensive eye exams do not cause damage to the eyes and are critical for children’s eye care but the tests and procedures performed during a child’s eye exam may affect the patient with temporary headaches or vision changes.