Do Children Need Eye Exams?

When is the best time for your child to have a first eye exam? You have likely heard many different numbers from different people. Waiting until your child is school age is not ideal. Many different vision disorders can be prevented with early detection before the age of 7. If anyone in the family has blurry vision in one eye or blindness in either eye, an early eye exam would be beneficial.

If your child has one eye that turns independently of the other after 6 months of age, if they do not seem to focus on an object that’s moving in front of them, or if there’s no red eye on photos with a flash, an eye exam is needed. Between the ages of 6 -12 months the pediatrician should perform the vision screening to be sure developmentally everything is functionally normal. 

When a baby is born premature, there is an increased risk for retinopathy. Typically, a premature baby will be scheduled for an eye exam at a few months old to be sure that the retina is healthy. To be sure the eye develops properly, early screening for premature babies is essential. If any congenital cataract or retinopathy of prematurity is detected early care and management is important to help optimize the infants vision development.

If you have any history of amblyopia in the family, the earlier the eye exam the better. Once your baby has reached 6 months of age, their eyes should be aligned properly and appearing to focus on your face when close and far away when there is a noise. Aim for the first eye exam around age 3, even if there are no signs of eyes crossing or turning. A quick screening is to cover on eye and then the other while they watch TV. If one eye is significantly blurry, your child will quickly move in order to see with the covered eye. If you are not sure how your child is seeing, it is best to make an eye exam appointment for them. How will be able to evaluate their vision is they cannot tell us?

Do not worry. If your child is shy, unable to speak clearly, or otherwise unable to communicate, there are ways to check their vision function. We will determine their prescription for glasses, examine the retina, and check for muscle alignment with a few special tests tailored for kids. Schedule an eye exam with your local eye doctor at any age if you have concerns. Any vision problems can be managed better the younger the child, to prevent permanent vision deficiency.

Is LASIK for $250 per eye for real?

Is LASIK for $250 per eye for real?

When looking into LASIK, the price range is very different. You will be quoted anything from $250 per eye all the way to $2,500 per eye. Why is there such variation? Bait and switch, the old sales tactic, is the reason for the large price range. First of all $250 per...

Real People Describe Why They Decided to Get LASIK

Real People Describe Why They Decided to Get LASIK

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Why are my eyes red?

Why are my eyes so red? Why are my eyes so red? This is a question we hear much of the day at the eye doctors office.  Many of us have the luxury of office jobs that are temperature controlled spaces with the unfortunate deleterious side effects of shoulder pain from...

Commonly Asked Questions about LASIK

Commonly Asked Questions about LASIK

With LASIK the laser is reshaping the cornea to give it the power that is similar to your contact lenses or glasses. This reshaped cornea is permanent. The power placed in the cornea will be there the rest of your life. If someone has a shift in their prescription...

How Long Will My LASIK Procedure Take?

How Long Will My LASIK Procedure Take?

Okay, okay, I want better vision, but please if you're going to do stuff to my eye, make it quick please, please, please...How long will LASIK take? We get it. You’re sick of the hassles of glasses or contacts, but that doesn’t mean you’re without reservations about...

 

 

 

When is the best time for your child to have a first eye exam? You have likely heard many different numbers from different people. Waiting until your child is school age is not ideal. Many different vision disorders can be prevented with early detection before the age of 7. If anyone in the family has blurry vision in one eye or blindness in either eye, an early eye exam would be beneficial. If your child has one eye that turns independently of the other after 6 months of age, if they do not seem to focus on an object that’s moving in front of them, or if there’s no red eye on photos with a flash, an eye exam is needed. Between the ages of 6 -12 months the pediatrician should perform the vision screening to be sure developmentally everything is functionally normal.

When a baby is born premature, there is an increased risk for retinopathy. Typically a premature baby will be scheduled for an eye exam at a few months old to be sure that the retina is healthy. To be sure the eye develops properly, early screening for premature babies is essential. If any congenital cataract or retinopathy of prematurity is detected early care and management is important to help optimize the infants vision development.

If you have any history of amblyopia in the family, the earlier the eye exam the better. Once your baby has reached 6 months of age, their eyes should be aligned properly and appearing to focus on your face when close and far away when there is a noise. Aim for the first eye exam around age 3, even if there are no signs of eyes crossing or turning. A quick screening is to cover on eye and then the other while they watch TV. If one eye is significantly blurry, your child will quickly move in order to see with the covered eye. If you are not sure how your child is seeing, it is best to make an eye exam appointment for them. How will be able to evaluate their vision is they cannot tell us?

Do not worry. If your child is shy, unable to speak clearly, or otherwise unable to communicate, there are ways to check their vision function. We will determine their prescription for glasses, examine the retina, and check for muscle alignment with a few special tests tailored for kids. Schedule an eye exam with you local eye doctor at any age if you have concerns. Any vision problems can be managed better the younger the child, to prevent permanent vision deficiency.

Is LASIK for $250 per eye for real?

Is LASIK for $250 per eye for real?

When looking into LASIK, the price range is very different. You will be quoted anything from $250 per eye all the way to $2,500 per eye. Why is there such variation? Bait and switch, the old sales tactic, is the reason for the large price range. First of all $250 per...

Real People Describe Why They Decided to Get LASIK

Real People Describe Why They Decided to Get LASIK

For people who are fed up with their contacts or glasses, there are usually lots of reasons they decide to get LASIK. But there’s often also that one final thing that tips them over the edge. So, what was it? Well, we asked some real LASIK patients.Even though she was...

Testimonials and Reviews of Advanced Eye Center

After waiting years, she finally makes the leap into LASIK click here to watchRebeca is relaxed for the procedure. There is no pain, just some pressure during the procedure. With a few numbing drops and a small spring to hold open her eyelids, and a little valium, she...

Why are my eyes red?

Why are my eyes red?

Why are my eyes so red? Why are my eyes so red? This is a question we hear much of the day at the eye doctors office.  Many of us have the luxury of office jobs that are temperature controlled spaces with the unfortunate deleterious side effects of shoulder pain from...

Commonly Asked Questions about LASIK

Commonly Asked Questions about LASIK

With LASIK the laser is reshaping the cornea to give it the power that is similar to your contact lenses or glasses. This reshaped cornea is permanent. The power placed in the cornea will be there the rest of your life. If someone has a shift in their prescription...

How Long Will My LASIK Procedure Take?

How Long Will My LASIK Procedure Take?

Okay, okay, I want better vision, but please if you're going to do stuff to my eye, make it quick please, please, please...How long will LASIK take? We get it. You’re sick of the hassles of glasses or contacts, but that doesn’t mean you’re without reservations about...