What Should Your Child Expect During Their Eye Exam?
Much like our adult and senior eye exams, we work hard to ensure our exams are both comprehensive and enjoyable. All you need to do is bring your child in for their exam so we can begin to work with you to safeguard your child’s vision and eye health.
We’ll start the exam by discussing your child’s overall health, as well as any vision or eye problems they have. We will run through a series of questions that look at your child’s health history as well as your family history to try and pinpoint any hereditary issues that might affect your child’s eyes. It’s also great to tell your optometrist about any concerns you or your child might have, as well as ask any questions you may have. The more information you can provide, the better we can orientate the exam to best suit your child’s needs.
After this quick chat, it’s off to the rest of the exam. We will test your child’s visual strength and coordination, as well as their eye health, to determine if any issues may be developing.
After this comprehensive check, your optometrist will then provide you with all of their findings from the exam. Depending on what issues they find, your optometrist can recommend a variety of management or treatment plans that best suit your child, including glasses, contact lenses , or medications.
If your child requires glasses or contact lenses, we’ll send you over to our optical team. Our fantastic team of opticians are well-equipped to help find the perfect pair of spectacles that give your child crisp, clear vision, stand up to the rigours of childhood, and look and feel great.
Glasses are an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance of proper eye care. We never miss a chance to provide a child with great information that could benefit their vision for years to come.
If contact lenses are a better fit for your child, we can teach your child how to correctly clean and care for their contact lenses as well as proper insertion and removal techniques.