Pediatric Eye Exams

What Are Pediatric Eye Exams?


A pediatric eye exam is a comprehensive assessment of the health of a child's eye and vision conducted by a family eye doctor. As a parent, it is important to take your child for these exams to ensure that any eye condition is detected early and eye care treatment started promptly.

At Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, we offer eye exams for the whole family, including pediatric eye exams. These exams are necessary as they can detect any vision abnormality in kids at an early age. Our facility is child-friendly and offers you and your child the comfort you deserve. Our optometrist in Clinton is also highly experienced, having been treating children of all ages for several years. 

When Should Children Have Their First Pediatric Eye Exam?

You should take your child to a pediatric eye doctor for an eye exam at the age of six months to be checked whether their vision is developing normally. After the first visit, our eye doctor may recommend taking them for the next checkup every year. 

What to Expect During Pediatric Eye Exams

During the first eye care exam, our family eye doctor will ask you questions about the child's birth and medical history, such as whether there were any complications during birth and whether they are on any medications. 

Children ate the age of 6 months to 2 years are usually tested for things like:

  • Color vision
  • Depth perception
  • Focusing skills

From 2 to 5 years, kids are tested for things like:

  • Color vision
  • Lazy eye
  • Visual acuity
  • Stereopsis
  • Ocular health
  • Convergence 

Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric eye exams are essential since they help in the detection of conditions that affect the eyes. Most eye conditions are easily treatable when detected early. The only way you can know for certain that your child does not have a problem is by taking them to a family eye doctor or a pediatric eye doctor for testing. 

Which Are the Most Common Eye Conditions that Affects Children?

Some of the most common vision conditions that affect children include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Lazy eye
  • Double vision
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Crossed eyes
  • Drooping eyelid

Visit Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, For Pediatric Eye Exams

Whether your child shows symptoms of vision problems or not, it's advisable to take them for routine pediatric exams. At Clinton Eye Associates, we offer these exams using advanced equipment to detect any problem. We also check whether medications or visual aids are working properly if a child has already been diagnosed with a vision problem. Reach us at (860) 669-2020 to ask any query or book an appointment with our optometrist in Clinton, CT.

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