Pediatric Eye Exams Specialist

Insight Eye Care

Optometrists located in Williamsville, NY & Lockport, NY

The health and function of their eyes are essential to your child’s happiness and progress at school, so make pediatric eye exams a priority. The expert team of optometrists at Insight Eye Care, in Williamsville and Lockport, New York, offers comprehensive testing for children of all ages, and they have many years of experience in making children feel relaxed and at ease during their eye exam. Call Insight Eye Care today to schedule your child’s eye exam, or book an appointment online.

Pediatric Eye Exams

Why should I take my child for a pediatric eye exam?

Pediatric eye exams are crucial to your child’s development, and if they have a sight problem, they may be unaware that what they’re seeing isn’t normal. Their brain accommodates any vision problem, and the only outward sign that there’s anything wrong may be difficulty progressing at school.

If a child grows up without having treatment for vision problems or eye health conditions, they face considerable obstacles in their school life. Regular pediatric eye exams give your child the prospect of a brighter future.

When should I take my child for a pediatric eye exam?

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children undergo comprehensive eye exams at key stages in their development:

  • Infants between 6 and 12 months old
  • Preschoolers at least once between the ages of 3 and 5 years old
  • Children over 6 should then have annual eye exams

You should also take your child to see one of the expert optometrists at Insight Eye Care if you notice your child can’t see as well as they should, or they’re struggling at school.

What happens during a pediatric eye exam?

Your infant’s first pediatric eye exam at about 6 months involves your optometrist assessing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, how well the infant moves their eyes, and whether there are signs of eye health issues.

If all is well, your child’s second pediatric eye exam takes place when they’re preschool age. Although they may have vision screening tests at school, these are far less comprehensive than the eye exams at Insight Eye Care.

Your optometrist carries out a range of tests to check every aspect of your child’s eye health and vision, including:

  • Sight test
  • Ability to focus
  • How well the eyes work together
  • Color vision
  • Eye disease tests

Your optometrist uses innovative technologies to assess your child’s sight, so they don’t need to be able to read to undergo the exam.

Once your child starts school, you should take them for regular eye exams each year, as a great deal can change in a child’s eyes over 12 months. At this age, the eye exam is more like an adult exam, but your optometrist always makes sure your child doesn’t feel overwhelmed by the procedure.

Make a difference in your child’s future today by booking a pediatric eye exam at Insight Eye Care. Give Insight a call to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tool.