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Pediatric Eye Exams

Affordable Kids' Eye Exams Available at Dr. Melman's Eyeland

Why Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams Are Important

Early Detection of Vision Problems

Many eye conditions, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism), can be effectively treated if detected early. Regular eye exams can identify these issues before they become more serious and harder to treat.

Developmental Milestones

Vision plays a critical role in a child's development, affecting their ability to learn and engage with the world. Detecting and correcting vision problems early can support their cognitive and motor development, helping them reach important milestones on time.

Academic & Athletic Performance

Good vision is essential for both academic and athletic success. Children with uncorrected vision problems may struggle with reading, writing, and participating in sports, leading to poor performance and frustration. Regular eye exams ensure vision issues are identified and managed, supporting their achievements in school and on the field.

Overall Health

Eye exams can reveal signs of systemic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions that may not have obvious symptoms. Early detection of these conditions through eye exams can lead to timely medical intervention and better overall health outcomes.

Prevention of Eye Diseases

Regular eye exams can help in the prevention and management of eye diseases that might develop later in life. By monitoring eye health from a young age, optometrists can recommend preventive measures to protect long-term vision.

Behavioral & Social Development

Vision problems can affect a child's behavior and social interactions. Poor vision can lead to difficulties in recognizing faces, reading social cues, and participating in activities, which can impact their social development. Addressing vision issues early helps children interact confidently and build healthy relationships.

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What To Expect During Your Child's Eye Exam

Comprehensive Eye Health Assessment

Visual Acuity Tests

Eye Alignment & Movement Evaluation

Prescription for Glasses (if indicated)

Tips for Eye Care & Maintaining Healthy Vision

When Should My Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

A child should have their first comprehensive eye exam at around 6 months of age. Following this, they should have another exam at age 3, and then again before starting school at around age 5 or 6. Regular eye exams should continue every one to two years thereafter, or as recommended by their eye doctor.

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