Peace of mind is one of those things that everyone likes to have, and when it comes to your child, it’s not always easy to attain. But when you come in with her or him for a pediatric eye exam here at Optical Visit, you will be reassured that you are doing the best for your child to experience the best possible vision and optimal eye health.
Bring your child in to see our pediatric eye doctor Yonkers if you are noticing issues with his or her visual ability or obvious eye problems. Otherwise, the first examination should occur by the time your child begins school, and then every two years after that. The first component of the examination is to use routine tests to determine if your child needs eyeglasses. Our pediatric eye doctor Yonkers will have her or him read from an eye chart, or if he or she is not of reading age, a fun substitute called The Tumbling E Game is substituted. Another key component is a refraction assessment. Lenses of varying strengths are tried out in front of your child’s eyes until the ones that give the sharpest and clearest vision are identified. Those will form the basis for an eyeglass prescription. In addition, your child will be checked for signs of glaucoma and cataracts, typical adult eye diseases that also strike kids. Furthermore, testing is done for amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), double vision, and drooping eyelids. Early detection leads to prompt treatment and management, and ultimately a better chance of positive outcomes.
Breathe more easily when you know that your child is enjoying the best vision that he or she is capable of, and that she or he is either free of eye disease and conditions, or that action is being taken toward them. Contact us to set up an exam for your child with our pediatric eye doctor Yonkers.