What to Expect at Your Child’s First Exam
According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight.
As a parent, you may wonder whether your preschooler has a vision problem or when you should schedule your child’s first eye exam. Eye exams for children are extremely important, because 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems.
At Silverdale Eye Physicians we provide a child-friendly environment during the exam and while in the waiting room. We understand that visiting any doctor’s office can be stressful for some children, so we work hard to make you and your child feel welcomed and as stress-free as possible.
If your child has been previously treated with glasses or contact lenses, bring them to the examination. Rest assured that we will communicate with your child’s primary care doctor, and will keep her or him advised of all treatments and recommend procedures.