If your child has recently been struggling with their eye sight, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. An optometrist on our optometry team can help your child with their vision disorder. By visiting a pediatric eye doctor on our optometry team and getting pediatric eye exams done, you can help stay on top of your child's eye health and ensure they are able to see clearly and get help succeeding at school or at home!
At Athens Family Vision Clinic, we're here to help residents of Athens, GA, get vision care for their children with help from a family optometrist on our optometry team. If your child has been expressing trouble seeing, blurry vision, or you have other vision care or eye care concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. We can help get you set up with one of our pediatric eye exams appointments, and help get your child they help they need to see clearly starting. Get eyeglasses, pediatric eye exams, vision care, eye care, and more from an optometrist on our optometry team.
Does My Child Need Pediatric Eye Care?
It's recommended that your child get their first eye exam done at the age of three years old, then again at five years old, and once every two to three years thereafter. However, if your child is currently struggling with:
- Seeing clearly in class
- Trouble focusing
- Squinting their eyes
- Complaining of headaches
- Suffering from eye strain
- Complaining of blurry vision
These can all indicate that they are having trouble with their vision. Because your child might be shy or hesitant to tell you about their vision problems, it may be up to you to detect small changes in their behaviors that could indicate trouble seeing. These could be issues such as sitting too closely up front to the television or classroom, using a computer screen too closely, or physically squinting their eyes to see better.
What Happens During Pediatric Eye Exams?
An eye doctor on our optometry team can conduct a vision test and take a look inside of your child's eye by shining a light into their pupils. He or she does this to measure the eye, and to measure if your child can see clearly depending on how far away from a letter board they are.
This will help indicate if your child is nearsighted or farsighted, or suffering from a condition known as astigmatism, which is common and can cause blurry vision. An eye doctor on our optometry team can then begin eye care to include eyeglasses, contact lenses (if your child is old enough), and self-care at home, such as staying away from bright screens.
Get Pediatric Eye Exams and Eyeglasses from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
Contact us at Athens Family Vision Clinc serving, Athens, GA, for vision care, eye care, pediatric eye exams, eyeglasses, and more from an optometrist on our team. Call us at (706) 543-3599 for our Athens office or at (706) 850-7101 for our East Athens office.