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Pediatric Eye Exam

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Pediatric Eye Exam

Pediatric Eye Exam, Kildeer & Elgin, IL 

Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining good eye health, especially for children as their eyes are still developing. At Quality Eye Care Clinic, we provide children’s eye exams for infants and up at our Kildeer office and for kids ages three and older at our Elgin location. Our eye doctors love working with children and customize our eye exams to be as kidfriendly and stress-free as possible while helping them achieve clear vision. 

How often do children need eye exams? 

According to the American Optometric Association, infants should have their first eye exam at around six months, with follow-up exams at three years old and again before starting kindergarten. After that, children should see an eye doctor every one to two years to ensure their vision is developing normally. If your child has any vision problems or eye conditions, they may need to see an eye doctor more frequently. 

Why are eye exams important for children?    

Good vision is essential for children to learn and develop properly. If children have trouble seeing, they may have difficulty reading, writing, or participating in sports. Vision problems can also affect their social development, as they may have trouble recognizing people or understanding nonverbal cues. Children may not even realize they have a vision problem because they assume what they see is normal. Regular eye exams can help catch any issues early on before they become bigger problems. 

What to expect during a pediatric eye exam 

Our eye care professionals customize our children’s eye exams in Kildeer and Elgin to the child’s age and specific needs. During a pediatric eye exam, our eye doctor will assess your child’s visual acuity (or sharpness of vision) and check for any eye abnormalities or issues. We’ll use age-appropriate methods like pictures or letters to test how well your child sees. We will also examine their eye alignment, pupil function, and overall eye health. 

If your child needs glasses, we offer children’s eyewear in a variety of fun colors and designs. Our experts can help you find the lenses and frames that work best for your child.   

Schedule a pediatric eye exam in Kildeer or Elgin, IL 

By scheduling routine check-ups with our eye doctors, we can identify any issues early on and prevent them from causing long-term damage to your child’s vision. Contact us today in Kildeer or Elgin to schedule your child’s eye exam and make sure your child receives the best possible eye care.