Your child’s eye health and vision need the attention of a specialist, and that’s what you’ll get at The Eye Shop. Our Flushing kids optometrist, recommends an initial examination by the time your child is ready to first start school. That schedule, however, should be moved up if she or he exhibits any concerning signs, such as sitting too close to the TV, holding up reading material too close, or any physical symptoms evident in his or her eyes.
In order to continue to monitor changes in your child’s vision and to follow-up on any potential wellness issues that could arise later, you should bring your child in to visit our Flushing kids optometrist at least once every two years after the first checkup. Optimal vision is crucial to your child’s progress in school, as well as to social development, participating in sports, and even using computers, mobile devices, and playing video games. The examination is simple, and includes having your child read from an eye chart, or if she or he is too young to read, we substitute an effective and fun game that still provides accurate results. A refractive assessment is done by our Flushing kids optometrist, and it consists of trying out different strength lenses to determine which ones give your child the sharpest and clearest vision. If a prescription for corrective eyewear is needed, this will form the basis for it. Our optical department will put that prescription into a pair of eyeglass lenses, and you and your child can then select the frames to go with them. Childhood eye problems, like amblyopia and strabismus, as well as adult ones that can also affect kids, such as glaucoma and cataracts, are also tested for.
Why not call us right now and arrange a convenient time to come in with your child so that he or she can get a complete eye exam?