Pediatric Eye Exams
Vision conditions/disorders are the most common disabling factor in children according to the CDC. Unfortunately, undue reliance on vision screening by pediatricians or other primary care physicians may result in the late detection of diplopia (double vision) and other vision disorders. One study found that only 26 percent of children failing the American Academy of Pediatrics visions screening guidelines were referred for a professional eye examination. Early detection and prevention are critical to a child’s overall health. By failing to detect and treat these conditions, children are at risk for a lifetime of poor vision or blindness. As a result, developmental milestones may not be met, low self-esteem, anxiety and poor academic achievement are often present and can continue into adolescence and adulthood.
Preparing for Your Child's Exam
We know that the first visit to an eye doctor can be intimidating for your child. Our staff and Doctors do their best to make your family feel welcome
and at ease through the visit. We want this exam to be an experience that is fun and exciting!
Please enjoy these printable activities for your child's exam.