Vision and Your Child's Success in School
Child & Family Eye Care in The Woodlands
Eye care experts around the world estimate that as much as 80% of a what a child learns every day is acquired through their vision. This is why undetected vision problems that cause difficulty in school is often misdiagnosed as learning disabilites or ADHD.
In fact, one in every ten children has some vision issue that significantly harms their ability to learn and thrive in school and extracurricular activities. For some children, repeated failures and struggles can negatively impact their self esteem and confidence levels.
Don’t wait until your child is already behind in school because they've been struggling to read or see the board.
At Child & Family Eye Care, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.
School Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children
School vision screenings are not a replacement for a comprehensive eye exam with your local The Woodlands eye doctor.
Typically, school vision screenings check to see if your child’s eyes have basic aberrations or abnormalities that can cause poor visual acuity. In other words, the only question that school screenings answer is whether your child has 20/20 vision. This is an important question, but nowhere near enough to ensure that your child has the visual skills and healthy eyes necessary to thrive in the classroom and at extracurricular activities.
Comprehensive eye evaluations at Child & Family Eye Care go much further, revealing potential vision problems that can interfere with kids’ learning and development. The exam includes tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, vision acuity, and overall eye health. We detect signs of eye disease and vision disoreders early, so that they can be corrected before they get worse and begin to cause issues for your child.
What is Assessed During a Pediatric Eye Exam?
Our optometrist at Child & Family Eye Care will perform a thorough eye health evaluation that includes the entire visual system. We use specialized instruments, age-appropriate testing procedures, and technologies that provide accurate results.
The pediatric eye exam evaluates the following:
- Eye Focusing
- Depth Perception
- Color Perception
- Eye Tracking
- Eye Muscle Teaming
- Peripheral Awareness
- Near Visual Acuity
- Distance Visual Acuity
How Often Should a Child Have an Eye Exam?
Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Following that, they should have their eyes examined at age 3 and at around age 5.
School-aged children are recommended to have an eye exam at least once per yeae, usually just before school starts, to ensure proper vision for the upcoming school year.
Glasses for Kids
Does your child need glasses for vision correction? Child & Family Eye Care has a great selection of age-appropriate options that are safe and comfortable for kids to wear. We specialize in eye care for young patients, so we’re well acquainted with the styles, shapes, and colors they love. Our children's frames are inspired by adult trends but with fun and imaginative twists to appeal to a younger audience.
All of our frames are comfortable, durable, and made with kid-friendly materials. Young children find the bright colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces.
If your child is into sports such as basketball, soccer or baseball, athletic eyewear can help protect their eyes from sports injuries that can harm their short-term and long-term eye health and vision.
At Child & Family Eye Care, we have eyewear for every child and teen, no matter their features or preferences.
Contact Lenses for Teens
Let your teen experience the freedom of contact lenses.
For children who dislike how they look in glasses, contact lenses could be the confidence booster they need.
Contact lenses enhance the natural color of the eye, for a more vibrant look. Your child will feel more confident and ready to take on the world!
They’ll also enjoy having the freedom of not worrying about losing or breaking glasses, and may participate in activities that they weren’t able to participate in before.
Give your child the gift of clear and comfortable vision, and schedule their contact lens fitting with Child & Family Eye Care today!
Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care
Child & Family Eye Care's pediatric optometry division is a source of pride for our practice. Our friendly and professional team works hard to make sure that infants, children and teens have the ability to see and experience the world around them with comfort and clarity.
Make your child's vision and eye health a priority. Visit Child & Family Eye Care for a comprehensive pediatric eye exam, or come to us with your concerns regarding your infant or toddler’s vision, and we’ll make sure to find the best possible solution for their visual problems. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.
Child & Family Eye Care is dedicated to ensuring excellent vision and serves patients from in and around The Woodlands.