Pediatric Eye Exam services offered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Investing in pediatric eye exams from an early age can catch potentially serious vision problems early on when they’re easiest to treat. At Crystal Vision Optometry, experienced optometrist Leena Adhikari, OD, provides pediatric eye exams to children ages three and older. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Rancho Cucamonga, California, or book online today.
What is a pediatric eye exam?
A pediatric eye exam provides a complete assessment of your child’s vision. It’s important to start pediatric eye care no later than age 3. Routine checkups at Crystal Vision Optometry can alert you to potential problems and ensure your child has everything they need to see clearly.
When should I schedule a pediatric eye exam for my child?
Schedule a pediatric eye exam for your child if they experience any of the following symptoms:
- Needing to squint to see clearly
- Rubbing their eyes excessively
- Complaining of headaches or eye pain
- Tilting their head
- Covering one eye
- Sitting too close to the television
You should also make an appointment for your child if they complain about not being able to see the chalkboard or whiteboard at school.
What happens during a pediatric eye exam?
Crystal Vision Optometry provides pediatric eye exams during an in-office visit.
Your child’s provider reviews their medical records and asks about any symptoms. If your child is too young to speak for themselves or too shy, feel free to answer for them.
Next, your child’s Crystal Vision Optometry provider conducts a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, they conduct several screening tests, including:
- A visual acuity test
- A lazy eye test
- Retinoscopy (to examine your child’s retina)
- A cycloplegic exam (to detect vision problems early on)
- A color vision (to determine if your child is color blind)
- An eye-tracking test (to measure the motion of your child’s eyes)
Your child’s provider might also order optical coherence tomography (OCT), a diagnostic imaging procedure that takes photos of the cornea, the clear lens at the front of their eye.
If your child’s provider identifies a vision problem, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, they write your child a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Crystal Vision Optometry offers a wide range of pediatric glasses in the optical boutique.
How often should my child have a pediatric eye exam?
Crystal Vision Optometry recommends a pediatric eye exam for your child once a year. That applies even if they aren’t experiencing any obvious symptoms. Routine checkups can catch potentially serious problems, like diabetic retinopathy, early on when they’re easiest to treat.
If your child needs a pediatric eye exam, schedule an appointment at Crystal Vision Optometry by calling the office or booking online today.