Pediatric eye care is critical, and we at Pflugerville Vision Care understand that. That's why we offer comprehensive eye exams for children of all ages.
When to Seek Pediatric Eye Care
It is recommended that all children have a comprehensive eye exam prior to beginning kindergarten. Our optometrists will check your child's vision and evaluate their eyes for any potential problems that could affect your child's ability to perform well in school. If your children have a family history of eye problems, you may want to bring them in for an exam sooner.
Some symptoms that should prompt you to bring your children in for an eye exam include:
- Tilting their heads to see better
- Sitting too close to the TV or holding books and toys close to their faces
- Complaining of headaches or blurry vision
- Difficulty following moving objects with their eyes
- Rubbing their eyes frequently
- Poor school performance
What to Expect during a Pediatric Eye Exam
During a pediatric eye exam, our optometrist will use a number of different tests and procedures to evaluate your children's vision. First, we'll have them read an eye chart to test their visual acuity. Next, we'll use a lighted instrument to look at their eyes and check for any signs of disease or other problems.
Our Optomap retinal imaging instrument is great for getting a good view of the retina and optic nerve without having to dilate the pupils. However, in some cases we may also use special drops to dilate your children's pupils so that we can get an even better view of the inside of their eyes. The dilation can also give a better understanding of the need for glasses in certain cases. After the exam, our optometrist will discuss any findings with you and answer any questions you may have. If we find any problems, we'll develop a treatment plan to help improve your children's vision.
Treatment for Eye Issues
We can prescribe glasses or contact lenses to help improve your child's vision. If we find any serious problems, we may refer you to a specialist for further treatment. For instance, we might refer you to a pediatric ophthalmologist for surgery to correct a lazy eye. No matter what, we'll work with you to ensure that your child gets the best possible care.
Schedule an Appointment Today at Pflugerville Vision Care
If you're looking for comprehensive pediatric eye care in Pflugerville, TX, look no further than Pflugerville Vision Care. Our optometrist will be more than happy to help ensure that your children's vision is the best it can be. Call us today to schedule an appointment.