Eye Care for the Whole Family
At Perry & Morgan, we understand the importance comprehensive eye care can have at a young age. To support the eye and vision health of youth in our community, we’re excited to offer children’s eye exams and a variety of other services for your whole family.
Even from a young age, proper eye care can make a world of difference in your child’s life. Healthy eyes and vision play a key role in the development of children—80% of what a child learns is visual.
Our practice is here for your entire family’s eye care, and that includes your child!
Why Children’s Eye Exams?
Regular children’s eye exams are part of building the foundation of strong eye and vision health. During the exam, we’ll check for early warning signs of visual issues, like myopia. If we identify any issues during the exam, we’ll discuss treatment and control options with you.
Children aren’t always able to identify vision or eye issues on their own. As a parent, it’s important to keep an eye out for some of their common symptoms. If you notice any of the following, please bring your little one in for an eye exam:
- Short attention span
- Frequent headaches
- Double vision
- Difficulty reading
- Constantly rubbing eyes
- Frequent blinking
When’s the Right Time to Visit?
As your child grows, different eye exams are recommended. These visits help us ensure their eyes are developing properly and are receiving the care they need if there are any issues. The American Optometric Association suggests a child’s first visit takes place between 6–12 months of age.
To best support the eye and vision health of your child, the following ages are recommended.
6–12 Months of Age
3–5 Years of Age
Your child’s second exam can also be thought of as part of their preparation for school. This exam is an opportunity for us to check your child’s ability to take in new visual information and process it. If your child needs corrective lenses or treatments, we’ll recommend options during this visit.
Your Family’s Next Visit
Whether your family has been coming to us for years or it’s your child’s first visit, we’re happy to welcome little ones into our practice for children’s eye exams!