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Pediatric Eye Exams

Clear and healthy vision is important for a child's physical development, academic success, and overall well-being.

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Why Vision Is Important for Success in School

Did you know that 80% of a child's learning happens through vision? This is why undetected vision problems often cause misdiagnoses like "learning difficulties" or "ADHD” — leading to further frustration by trying to address the wrong issues.

That’s why we recommend regular eye exams for children so that potential vision problems can be identified at an early stage.

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School Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

When it comes to your child's vision, relying solely on routine or school vision screenings might not paint the whole picture. Comprehensive eye exams go beyond the basics and delve into the details of your child's vision, ensuring healthy eye development.

They also help identify vision problems that could hamper your child's learning and overall development.

What is Assessed During a Pediatric Eye Exam?

When you bring your child for a pediatric eye exam, our eye doctors will assess the following visual skills:

  • Eye Focusing
  • Depth Perception
  • Color Perception
  • Eye Tracking
  • Eye Muscle Teaming
  • Peripheral Awareness
  • Near Visual Acuity
  • Distance Visual Acuity

How Often Should a Child Have an Eye Exam?

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that you take your child for their first eye exam between 6–9 months old, another between 2–5 years old, and annual eye exams between 6–19 years old.

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Glasses for Kids

We offer a diverse selection of fun, colorful, and durable glasses. They’ll captivate your little one's interest, all while ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.

We've got something for trendy teens, too — a collection that features frames inspired by the latest adult eyewear designs and expertly tailored to fit the unique needs of children.

For our active little champions who love sports, our athletic eyewear shields against potential sports-related injuries, ensuring their safety while they play and excel on the field.

Contact Lenses for Teens

If glasses aren't your child’s cup of tea, contact lenses might just be the perfect solution. Not only will they enhance the natural color of their eyes, but they’ll also boost your little one’s self-confidence and allow them to participate in sports or activities without worrying about breaking or misplacing their glasses.

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Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care

We help children of all ages see better in order to reach their full potential. Whether it's a big concern or a small one, we’ll find the best solution for their vision needs so they can keep their eyes healthy for years to come.

Schedule a pediatric eye exam with James Tracey Eye Care today.

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    Even if your child passes a basic vision screening and has 20/20 eyesight, they can still lack the visual skills needed for reading, writing, and learning — which are key for academic success.