Your child’s eye health and vision play an important role in their physical, social and cognitive development. By addressing visual impairments and eye conditions early on, you’re giving your child the opportunity they deserve to thrive socially and academically. At the office of Eyecare of CNY we’ll perform an age-appropriate exam to evaluate your child’s visual acuity, focusing skills and eye movement, as well as make sure the eyes work comfortably together. Our team helps your child feel at ease throughout their visit, making every exam a stress-free experience.
Visual impairments in children may be difficult to identify without a comprehensive examination from an eye care professional. Along with your child’s first visit to the pediatrician and the dentist, your child’s first eye exam is vital to their overall health. The American Optometric Association recommends children come in for their first eye exam at six months old, then again at 3 years and for a checkup before they begin kindergarten. After that, it’s recommended to bring your child in once every two years, unless their vision requires more frequent monitoring. While one in four children are diagnosed with a vision disorder, many children are not even be aware there is a deficit in their vision or report any difficulties seeing. With a comprehensive eye examination, our office can identify refractive errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as strabismus, amblyopia and any other eye or vision irregularities. To treat refractive errors, we will recommend the appropriate corrective lenses. In many cases, early detection and care can prevent harmful eye conditions from progressing and provide the opportunity for optimal vision development and function.
At the office of Eyecare of CNY, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.