eyecarecenter is staffed with highly trained eye doctors who specialize in kid’s eye care, children’s comprehensive eye examinations, and vision development tests. Our eye doctors use the latest technology to conduct comprehensive eye exams to assess the health and development of a child’s eyes and vision. Early detection is critical for identifying signs of eye problems and childhood eye disorders. Call eyecarecenter today to schedule your child’s appointment.
eyecarecenter offers kid’s eye exams at our locations in North Carolina.
How Can You Tell If A Child Has Vision Problems?
At eyecarecenter the children eye specialists can diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions. It’s recommended that you schedule regular or annual eye exam appointments for your child, but if you notice changes in your child’s vision, you should call your child’s eye doctor immediately. There are several common signs that could indicate that children may have vision problems including:
Covering their eyes
Rubbing the eyes
Poor hand-eye coordination
When Should Kids Get an Eye Exam?
The optometrists at eyecarecenter recommend that even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, children have their first eye exam as early as six months to ensure that their eyes are developing normally. Your child’s eye doctor will test for many things, including myopia (nearsightedness), farsightedness, or astigmatism as well as eye movement ability, eye alignment, and the overall health of your child’s eyes.
How Often Do Kids Need an Eye Exam?
The doctors at eyecarecenter recommend that children have their eyes examined by an optometrist every year. Annual eye exams are critical to detect childhood eye problems and vision is more than just the ability to see clearly or having 20/20 eyesight. Roughly 80% of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually. When it comes to keeping children healthy and ensuring proper development, regular comprehensive eye exams are important. Healthy vision is essential to a child’s ability to learn, achieve their academic potential, play sports, and participate in activity so make sure you schedule their eye exam before they start school.
The doctors at eyecarecenter can help assess the health and development of a child's vision. Additionally, eye doctors at eyecarecenter can diagnose and treat childhood eye disorders.
At eyecarecenter, there are several factors that can determine the cost of the exam such as, your insurance coverage, the state and/or region in which you live, or in the case of an eye exam that results in the diagnosis of a serious childhood eye disorder. For more information, contact your local provider or research what is covered by your insurance.
At eyecarecenter, a referral is not necessary for back-to-school or routine eye exams for children. eyecarecenter recommends that a parent requests a referral from a family doctor for children with health conditions that affect their eyes. Contact your insurance provider to discuss if they require a referral before covering a child’s eye exam.
Comprehensive eye exams do not cause damage to the eyes and are critical for children’s eye care but the tests and procedures performed during a child’s eye exam may affect the patient with temporary headaches or vision changes.