Overland & St.Charles, MO
St. Louis & St. Charles, MO
Pediatric Eye Exam
At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we offer pediatric eye exams in St. Charles and St. Louis for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Our experienced and friendly optometrists are here to ensure that your child’s vision is healthy and that any issues are addressed early on.
When does your child need to visit the eye doctor?
Your child should have their first eye exam at 6 months, followed by a second exam at three years old and again before they enter kindergarten. Once they’re in school, they should see an eye doctor every two years if they don’t need corrective lenses. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be seen annually or as recommended by their eye doctor.
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Why are eye exams important for children?
Regular pediatric eye exams are crucial for your child’s vision health. They help identify and address any potential problems early on, setting your child up for success in school and keeping their eyes healthy. Even if your child shows no signs of vision issues, it’s important to get their eyes checked. Eye doctors can detect a range of conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, or crossed eyes.
What to expect during a pediatric eye exam
Our pediatric eye exams are tailored to your child’s age and specific needs. The tests our eye doctor uses will depend on your child’s age, but an exam generally includes a case history, vision testing, determination of whether eyeglasses are needed, testing eye alignment, an eye health evaluation, and prescribing eyeglasses if necessary.
If your child needs glasses or contact lenses, we also offer a wide variety of frames and lenses specifically designed for kids. Our knowledgeable staff will help your child find glasses that fit comfortably and look great.
Schedule a pediatric eye exam today
Scheduling regular pediatric eye exams will enable early detection and prompt treatment of any issues to help keep your child’s eyes healthy and ensure clear, comfortable vision. Contact us today in St. Louis or St. Charles to schedule your child’s eye exam.