Experts estimate that 10 to 25% of preschool and school-aged children have problems with their vision. Stacy Turner, OD, at Eldorado Vision & Optical in McKinney, Texas, has more than 30 years of experience helping children see better, and she offers comprehensive eye exams for children of all ages to assess their vision and eye health. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
Dr. Turner recommends children of all ages get a comprehensive eye exam every year. Eighty percent of all learning happens visually, and poor vision for a school-aged child can have a significant impact on their success at school.
Additionally, failing to have your child’s eyes professionally checked may lead to significant vision problems later in life.
Eye exams provided at school are only a screening test and don’t assess eye health. They only measure visual acuity and often miss children that have uncorrected farsightedness and astigmatism, both of which can impact the child’s comfort when reading. Dr. Turner recommends that you bring your child in to see her every year to make sure your child’s eyes are healthy and they are seeing well.
Your child’s eye exam at Eldorado Vision & Optical will start with a review of their medical history, eye health, and family health. Then Dr. Turner will conduct a series of special tests to assess their vision and eye health.
The tests will include:
This test will assess your child’s internal eye pressure.
This test measures the curvature of your child’s cornea. If your child has visual impairments, Dr. Turner will use the information gathered from this test to determine the lens prescription.
This test will measure your child’s central and peripheral vision and allow Dr. Turner to monitor changes that may indicate a change in eye health.
As an option to dilation, Dr. Turner offers retinal photography with Optomap®, which is an advanced optometry tool she uses to create an image of your eyes. She also finds the Optomap image beneficial when comparing eye health from year to year.
As a full-service optical practice, Dr. Turner and her experienced opticians can help you and your child find the perfect pair of glasses that improve their vision and fits your child’s lifestyle.
To get a comprehensive eye exam for your child, call Eldorado Vision & Optical or schedule an appointment online today.