At ABC Vision Source, we're passionate about helping others and want to help your child see clearly! We understand how difficult it can be to help children who are undergoing vision issues, which is why our pediatric children's eye exam is so necessary. If you're in the Sherwood, OR, Hillsboro, OR, or Portland, OR, areas and need a kids' eye doctor, read on below to see how our optometrist can help!
What Is a Children's Eye Exam?
A children's eye exam is a comprehensive annual or bi-annual exam that evaluates your child’s vision and eye health. This type of eye exam can detect any signs of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, amblyopia, strabismus (crossed eyes), myopia, or other common vision issues in children. During the exam, our pediatric optometrist will use various tests to determine the strength of your child’s vision and if they need corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. We may also look for early signs of several diseases and conditions so that we can address them quickly and effectively.
What Can I Expect from the Optometrist?
At ABC Vision Source, our optometrist wants to make sure your child is comfortable and informed throughout the entire exam. We will explain each step in detail, so your child knows what to expect. Our eye doctor may use several tests that measure the power of your child’s vision, check their ability to focus, and detect any problems with coordination between both eyes. Our optometrist may also analyze your family history and determine if there are any hereditary conditions that could affect your child’s eyesight.
We know how difficult it can be for children during an eye exam, which is why we take extra care when examining younger patients. Our goal is to provide a safe, welcoming environment in which kids can feel at ease while receiving the care they need. We are committed to providing a comprehensive eye exam to ensure that your child receives the highest quality of care possible.
After the eye exam, we'll make recommendations and discuss the best treatment options for your child's vision needs. We may also provide advice about protecting their eyesight in the future, such as advice on appropriate nutrition, avoiding digital device overuse, and providing protective eyewear when playing outdoors.
Schedule Your Pediatric Eye Exam Today
If you have any questions about our pediatric children's eye exams or would like to make an appointment for your child, please contact us at ABC Vision Source today. Thank you for considering us for your child’s optometric needs! The team at ABC Vision Source looks forward to helping you and your family see clearly!