Pediatric Eye Exams
You should be getting your child’s eye checked regularly. Our pediatric eye exams assess not only vision needs but also your child’s eye health to catch problems in the earliest stages.
Just like adults, children can also experience many eye health issues and vision problems, regardless of their age. In order to detect these issues early in a child’s life and implement proper care before problems advance, routine children’s eye exams are essential. We offer children’s eye care services at our eye care center in Murfreesboro that comprehensively examine, diagnose, and treat the eye health needs of children and set them up for clear vision and healthy eyes.
Should Your Child See an Optometrist?
Adults can verbalize and communicate about their vision issues. Children, on the other hand, are not always able to effectively communicate about their vision difficulties, making eye health problems difficult to detect. Problems that go unchecked can be progressive and may negatively impact your child’s life as they grow and develop. It is important for your child to see an eye doctor regularly for a pediatric eye exam, particularly if you suspect that they may be struggling with vision problems.
If your child is experiencing the following symptoms, they should see an optometrist:
- Frequent blinking or squinting
- Irregular eye movements
- Frequently turning or tilting their head
- Covering or closing one eye to see better
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Rubbing their eyes frequently
- Frequent headaches
- Leaning in too close to see something or read
- Learning difficulties
The behaviors listed above could be a sign that your child has a vision or eye health problem. Take your child to a kid’s optometrist to determine the cause and possible treatment options. Delaying care may cause your child more serious or even permanent damage, depending on the condition, so we encourage you not to wait.
Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams at Integrity Eye Care
Many parents rely on eye exams conducted at school to inform them about their children’s eye health. However, our exams are far more in-depth than those offered at school or in a pediatrician’s office. Exams conducted by schools or pediatricians screen for potential vision problems but cannot diagnose or treat, which means you will often be directed to a kid’s eye doctor for a thorough exam if an issue is suspected.
The pediatric eye exams we offer at Integrity Eye Care will detect eye defects and vision impairment while also assessing your child’s risk for developing eye conditions later in life. We will conduct a pediatric eye exam with your child to gather important information about their eye health and vision clarity, after which point we will accurately be able to diagnose any abnormalities or eye problems.
Many parents make the common mistake of only taking a child to an eye doctor if a problem is apparent. But waiting could worsen the issue. We encourage parents to be proactive and get their child’s eyes checked regularly. An early diagnosis of a problem could decrease the risk for potential eye health complications later in their life.
Contact us today to set up your child’s eye exam at our office.