We completely understand if your child might feel a little nervous about having an eye exam, especially if it’s their first. But our team works diligently to ensure your child is comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire experience.
When you and your child come in for your appointment, our doctors will spend a little time introducing themselves before personally escorting you both to the exam room. From there, we will:
Discuss Your Child’s Health History
We will start each eye exam with a discussion about your child’s personal and family health history. This part of the exam helps our team determine if your child is at risk of developing certain eye conditions while also providing an opportunity to express any questions or concerns either of you might have.
Please feel free to provide any additional information you feel is relevant for your child’s eye exam. The more information we have, the more accurately we can diagnose potential issues your child may be experiencing.
Once we confirm that your child’s health history is up to date, we will proceed with the rest of the examination.
Assess Your Child’s Visual Acuity
A visual acuity assessment determines the type of lens prescription your child may need. Our doctors can do this in many different ways, but some of the most tried-and-true methods include a Snellen eye chart and a phoropter examination.
Screen for Potential Eye Diseases
Many eye diseases can develop without symptoms during their early stages, making it imperative that we check your child’s eye health during every eye exam.
To do this, we use the latest cutting-edge technology available, including ocular coherence tomography, Optomap retinal scans, and slit-lamp (anterior segment) photography. These powerful devices provide our team with a detailed look at your child’s eye health to diagnose early signs of eye disease.
Provide Our Findings & Recommendations
Concluding the exam will be another conversation about our doctor’s findings and any recommendations they may have. Some of these recommendations could include glasses to correct refractive errors or medications and treatments to manage a more serious eye problem.
Depending on your child’s needs, we may schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure any treatment we recommend is performing as expected.