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How Safe Are Pediatric Eye Exams

Your child's vision is as important as every other aspect of health. Eye care and eye exams should be part of the regular schedule of health care. Pediatric eye exams provide a chance to detect eye health conditions and vision problems early. At Today's Vision Conroe in Conroe, TX, our optometrists provide pediatric eye exams so your child’s vision can be at its best.

When to Start Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric eye exams should start when your child is an infant. The eyes will be examined for the first time right after birth. The first comprehensive exam should happen before your child is one year old. It is important to understand the difference between a vision and an eye exam. While a doctor may perform a routine vision screening, it is still vital to ensure your child gets comprehensive eye exams. These exams look at vision, eye health, and eye functioning. The next eye exam should happen before your child begins school, and then once per year.

Safety of Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams

Your preschool-aged children will get a complete eye-exam. This includes looking at the cornea, the eye lids, the iris, the lens, and the retina. Your child will be tested for a variety of things, including:

  • Lazy eye
  • Color vision
  • Visual acuity
  • 3-D vision
  • Convergence
  • Eye tracking

Some of the tests used will include LEA symbols and random dot stereopsis. Your child's visual skills will be accessed. For color vision, the Ishihara Test is usually used. Our optometrist will use a retinoscope to check the reflection on the retina. Drops will be placed in the lower eyelid that will dilate the pupil. This might cause a mild but short-lived stinging and is completely safe.

Pediatric exams are safe for children. The tests we use are non-invasive and pain-free. Our optometrists will ensure that your child is comfortable and do everything possible to make eye exams less scary.

Visit Our Optometrist in Conroe, TX for Pediatric Eye Exams

At Today's Vision Conroe, we will make every effort to make your child's eye exam as stress-free as possible. We are happy to walk you and your child through the exams before beginning. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.


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