Eye Exams for Kids in North Carolina

Kids Eye Exam

Get Eye Care for the Whole Family at eyecarecenter

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.

Kids Eye Exam Location

Find Eye Exams for Kids at an eyecarecenter Office Near You

eyecarecenter offers kid’s eye exams at our locations in North Carolina. Find us in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Winston-Salem, and other towns throughout the Tar Heel State. 

How Can You Tell if a Child has Vision Problems?

At eyecarecenter, our team of child 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: 

  • Squinting

  • Covering their eyes

  • Headaches

  • Rubbing the eyes

  • Poor hand-eye coordination

  • Clumsiness

When Should Kids Get an Eye Exam?

The optometrists at eyecarecenter recommend that even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, it's important that young children have their first eye exam as early as six months. This helps us ensure that their eyes are developing normally. 

Your child’s eye doctor will test for many things, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism as well as eye movement ability, eye alignment, and the overall health of your child’s eyes. The eye doctor will use eye charts to perform a visual acuity test and may ask to dilate your child’s eyes. This lets them get a full view of your child’s ocular health.

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 activities so make sure you schedule their eye exam before they start school.

Schedule a Kid's Eye Exam

Book Your Child’s Eye Exam at eyecarecenter

Our pediatric eye doctors can help diagnose refractive errors and eye disorders, assess the health and development of your child’s vision, and prescribe corrective lenses. To protect and restore your child’s vision, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with the experts at eyecarecenter.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kid’s Eye Exams

How Much Does a Kid’s Eye Exam Cost?

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.

Does My Child Need a Referral for an Eye Exam?

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.

Can an Eye Exam Damage My Child’s Eyes?

No. Comprehensive eye exams do not cause damage to the eyes and are actually critical for children’s eye health. While the tests and procedures performed during a child’s eye exam may affect the patient with temporary headaches or vision changes, these are only short-term side effects and will have no long-term impact on their vision.