Pediatric Optometrist in 33609
Children should have their eyes checked starting at a young age and before they enter school. A 33609 pediatric optometrist must check children’s developing eyes to ensure that they are seeing correctly and that their vision is progressing as needed. At Optical Outlets, we offer the best in children’s eye exams as well as adult and family optometry services, with a wide range of eyeglasses
Eye exams for kids are crucial to learning in school. 25% of school aged children are known to have vision problems. If diagnosed early, these problems are much easier to treat before they get worse or cause damage. Babies should be checked at 6 months old, while additional exams should begin to be scheduled around age 3 and before age 5. Once the child enters school and no vision problems have been detected, it’s okay to then have a vision test just once every two years. But if our 33609 pediatric optometrist finds that your child needs contact lenses or eyeglasses, they should have their eyes examined regularly. A vision test will check your child’s near vision, distant vision, focusing skills, hand-eye coordination and binocular coordination. It is mandatory in most states for children to have an eye exam before entering school.
Our 33609 pediatric optometrist will ask for a brief history of your child’s health as well, in order to determine if there is any family history such as nearsightedness, which generally runs in families. If needed, we will prescribe eyewear for your child and then help them pick out a fun and unique frame just for them that they’ll be excited to wear. It’s important that your child enjoy their glasses so that they’ll want to wear them and not lose them. Ask our staff to help you find the best glasses for children, ones that they’ll love wearing again and again.