Frequently Asked Questions About Children's Vision
At what age should my child have his or her first eye exam?
Babies should have an eye exam between 6-12 months. We are an Infant See provider.
How often should my child come in for an exam?
As children’s eyes can change rapidly, at minimum, an exam at 6 months, 3 years, 5 years and annually thereafter is recommended. The doctor may recommend more frequent follow-up for some children.
My child’s prescription keeps getting worse, is there anything that can stop it?
Ask if your child is a candidate for myopia control, for many kids we can slow down progression. For all children time outdoors and limited screen time are important.
My child passed the vision screening at school, does he or she still need an eye exam?
Yes, school screenings are not a thorough evaluation and can miss up to 75% of children with vision problems.
My child is struggling in school, could it be eye-related?
Yes, it could be poor acuity (not able to see the letters) poor visual function (eyes not focusing well, not working together, or not moving with coordination), or another cause but a comprehensive eye exam is a good place to start.
What does my insurance cover?
Insurance plans are all different and coverage can be variable. We do our best to verify coverage and inform you of your benefits at your visit. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to know your insurance benefits.
Do you take my insurance?
New insurances are frequently added, call our office for the most up to date information.
What are signs my child has a vision problem?
Signs can include discomfort or eye fatigue, eye rubbing, short attention span, avoiding reading or near work, headaches, covering an eye, holding things close to see, an eye turning in or out, double vision, similar signs to ADD/ADHD like hyperactivity and distractibility.