Children`s Eye Exams

Getting an Early Start on Vision Care

Eye exams aren’t just for adults. At Port Royal Eye Care, we want to help your children get an early jump on vision care and build good habits they can carry with them for a lifetime.

Our goal is to instill good, consistent vision care habits in your children from a young age to preserve their long-term vision and overall health.

Our team is looking forward to being a part of your children’s eye care journey—schedule an exam with us today to get started.

Monitoring Visual Development

When you bring in your children for a comprehensive eye exam, you can expect more than just a new prescription for glasses. Early eye exams can help our team monitor and report developing vision problems and prepare a personalized treatment plan.

Early visual development is a crucial time for your children. It contributes to other aspects of their lives, such as reading their favorite book or academic performance. We strive to keep your children’s visual development on the right track.

Your children may not always notice something wrong with their vision, and that’s where we come in. By getting to know your children’s eyes and vision, we can monitor the development of common conditions like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye). Early detection is vital to allow for early treatment and correction.

When to Visit Us

The right time for an eye exam can depend on various factors, including their age and visual development stage. Children’s vision is ever-changing, so monitoring visual development is essential.

An eye exam allows our team to check for refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

The following eye exam frequency is recommended for children:

  • First exam at 6–12 months of age

  • At least 1 exam between 3–5 years of age

  • 1 exam before first grade and annually from ages 6–17

A comprehensive eye examination can also help detect common conditions like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye) so we can begin treatment early.

Schedule an Exam Today

At Port Royal Eye Care, our team prides itself on helping your children build and maintain good vision care habits. Frequent eye exams allow us to familiarize ourselves with your child’s eyes and be a part of their visual development journey.

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