A school vision or pediatrician’s screening is NOT a substitute for a thorough eye examination. Our comprehensive vision examination goes beyond 20/20 to evaluate important vision skills that relate to learning, such as eye teaming (binocularity), eye focusing (accommodation), eye movements (tracking), and convergence.

The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive complete eye examinations at the ages of six months, three years and five years. This recommendation is particularly important if you notice any signs that may indicate a vision development problem, including:

  • An eye that “wanders” out or “crosses” in
  • Any whitening or discoloration in the pupil (the round black center of the eye)
  • Short attention span for the child’s age
  • Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination in ball play, games and bike riding
  • Difficulty learning shapes, colors and letters
  • Avoidance of coloring and puzzles and other detailed activities

Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life—academically, socially and athletically. High-quality eye care can help overcome these obstacles and help enable children to reach their highest potential.

Is my child experiencing vision problems?

If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, your child may have visual processing issues. Schedule a consultation
  • Does your child often lose place while reading?
  • Do they have difficulty copying from the board?
  • Do they avoid close work?
  • Does your child hold reading material closer than normal?
  • Do they turn/tilt their head or use one eye only while reading?
  • Do they frequently omit or confuse small words when reading?

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need an eye examination?
YES. It is particularly important that a child have a comprehensive eye examination prior to starting kindergarten. While in school, yearly evaluations are recommended.
How can I know if my child's vision is worsening?
If important vision skills are not functioning properly, a child may experience any of the following:
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Headaches
  • Tired eyes, sore eyes or general fatigue
  • Red eyes, itchy eyes or “crusty” eyelids
How can I learn more about how to care for my child's eyes?
We share a common goal: ensuring a lifetime of prime eye health for your child(ren). In addition to our comprehensive eye care services, we’ve also compiled a library of resources intended to make understanding childhood vision simpler and more convenient.

See resources below: