Children’s Eye Exams in Colorado Springs

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Help Set Your Child Up With a Clear Future

It’s never too early to help your child preserve and protect their vision.

All you need to do is set your child up with a comprehensive eye exam with our eye care team, and we can help you manage and monitor your child’s eye health.

Please, book your child’s eye exam today.

Why Are Eye Exams Important for Your Child?

Early in your child’s life, it can be hard to tell if your child is experiencing problems with their vision. In some cases, your child might not know how to identify these issues, or they may not have the vocabulary to ask for help.

By taking your child in for regular eye exams, it becomes easier for you and your eye care team to spot issues before they can cause permanent damage to your child’s vision.

When Should You Take Your Child for an Eye Exam?

When your child is born, the American Optometric Association (AOA)  recommends having a red reflex test to make sure their eyes are working properly. An optometrist, ophthalmologist, or pediatrician can help perform this test.

If your child is born prematurely or with a risk of developing other health issues, the AOA recommends having a comprehensive eye exam to spot any potential issues with their eye health.

The next eye exam should take place between 6 months old and your child’s first birthday.

Your child should have their next eye exam between 3 and 3 ½ years old. At this age, your child may have a higher risk of developing eye conditions like myopia, astigmatism, strabismus, and amblyopia.

By spotting these problems early, your eye care team can recommend effective solutions to help monitor and manage their symptoms.

When your child starts school, the AOA recommends them having another eye exam, and subsequent exams each year until they are 18. One of the most common issues children face with their eyesight are refractive errors like myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism.

Spotting Your Child’s Vision Issues

In some cases, your child might be too young to tell if they have a vision problem, or they might not be able to ask for help when they need it. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to spot your child’s vision issues.

Please consider taking your child in for an eye exam if you’ve noticed any of these following issues:

  • Constant eye rubbing
  • Light sensitivity
  • Unable to see things clearly in the distance, like televisions or blackboards
  • Red eyes
  • Teary or watery eyes
  • Trouble focusing in school
  • Poor eye alignment
  • Squinting to see better
  • Losing their place frequently while reading

What You Should Expect From Your Child’s Eye Exam

Eye exams are the cornerstone of all eye health diagnosis and treatment. By having eye exams, you and your child can be better prepared to face any potential issues and find effective ways to treat or manage symptoms.

Before starting the exam, we’ll begin with a quick conversation about your child’s health history and family health history. During this conversation, please feel free to bring up any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s eye health and vision. The more information we have, the better we can tailor the exam to serve your child’s needs.

Following this chat, we’ll begin the eye exam by assessing and measuring your child’s visual strength and acuity. These assessments can help detect any refractive errors or binocular vision issues your child may have.

We will then screen your child’s eye health for any signs of eye disease. Eye diseases often develop without any symptoms and can only be detected using an eye exam. If we detect any problems with your child’s eye health, we’ll look at what kind of treatments or management solutions are available to help your child.

Finally, at the end of the eye exam, your optometrist will recommend any medications, prescriptions, or treatments your child might need to safeguard their vision and eye health.

Is Your Child Due for an Eye Exam?

When it comes to your child’s eye health, the more you know, the better! Please, book your child for their eye exam today and start managing their eye health with the help of our incredible eye care team.

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Find us on the corner of South Weber Street and Colorado Avenue.

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110 South Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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