Your child’s visual development is key to their social and educational development. This is why Alderwood Optical and Canyon Park Vision Clinic emphasizes the need for effective pediatric preventive eye care. An important component of this plan is to have your kids undergo regular vision screenings and comprehensive eye exams. Here, your dependable optometrist explains why these tests are so important.
Early Identification of Potential and Underlying Vision Problems
Vision screenings are brief and general assessments of your child’s visual health. They are often included as part of school requirements, and their main purpose is to establish your child’s risk of developing refractive errors, which may interfere with their learning.
A comprehensive eye exam, on the other hand, is a more in-depth evaluation of all aspects of your child’s visual health. Your trusted optometrist usually performs a series of tests to examine your child’s ocular structures and functions. This allows us to easily identify any irregularities so we can provide prompt and effective treatment.
Immediate Management of Detected Eye Conditions
With early identification of vision problems, comprehensive eye exams also create opportunities to provide early treatment. This way, we can prevent these disorders from advancing into more serious problems. By keeping your children’s eyes healthy, you are making an investment in your child’s social and educational development.
Regular Monitoring and Evaluation of Our Recommended Management
Eye tests are usually done when your child turns six months old and again at the age of three. We also suggest having your child undergo an eye exam before they start school and every year thereafter. This schedule helps your expert optometrist monitor the effectiveness of our suggested treatment regimens.
If you have any further questions about the importance of eye tests for your children, call us at (425) 771-8472 for Alderwood Optical and (425) 485-0430 for Canyon Park Vision Clinic. You may also fill out our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Bothell, Lynnwood, Shoreline and neighbouring cities in Washington state.