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How Young Kids Can Get Eye Exams

If you are the parent or guardian of a child who doesn't know their letters, or can't even talk in full sentences yet, you have probably just assumed that your child will have to wait until they are older to get an eye exam. The truth is that kids almost of any age can get an eye exam, but they are a little different than the ones that most adults expect to get when they make an appointment with the optometrist. We at Eyes and Optics serving Las Vegas, NV, know a lot about pediatric eye exams.

Pediatric Eye Exams and Pediatric Vision Exams

Pediatric eye exams usually start by taking some measurements of the child's eyes. This is done in office with a series of machines that do not physically touch the child's eye. Measurements are taken with lasers, and the most your child will feel is a puff of air. It is possible to take all the necessary eye measurements without anything touching your child's eye.

If your child is old enough to speak, he or she will then be given a manual eye exam. These eye exams are what most people are familiar with when they think about an eye appointment, reading letters off a chart. If the child doesn't know all his or her letters, our eye doctor will use a chart with specially designed pictures.

Very young children who cannot speak can be fitted for eyeglasses based solely on the eye measurements that are taken, but using the chart gives our optometrist a different way to measure eyesight. If you think your child is experiencing vision issues, however, just getting the eye measurements is often enough information to start them on an eye care plan.

Contact Us for Pediatric Eye Exams and Eye Care from Our Children’s Eye Doctor

If you live in the Las Vegas, NV, area and you think your young child might need eyeglasses, give our optometrist office a call at (702) 254-0332 Eyes & Optics. Our children's eye doctor can provide eye care and eyeglasses.

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