Pediatric Eye Exams at Clarkson Eyecare

Kids Eye Exam

Your Child’s Vision Is Our Priority

At Clarkson Eyecare, your child's vision and eye health are our utmost priorities. Our eye doctors are dedicated to providing our youngest patients with the most comprehensive and compassionate eye care. Our team of specialized pediatric eye doctors understands the uniqueness of children’s eyes. We are here to ensure your child's vision develops optimally from their first eye exam at six months old.

Our clinics offer state-of-the-art technology, and our approach is tailored to be child-friendly, making eye exams a comfortable and stress-free experience. We focus on more than just vision correction; we're committed to monitoring and supporting the overall health and development of your child's eyes. From checking for common conditions like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism to ensuring proper eye alignment, we cover all aspects of pediatric eye care.

Recognizing the critical role of vision in your child's learning and development, Clarkson Eyecare recommends regular eye exams to identify and address any issues early on. Our experienced team is here to answer your questions, address concerns, and provide the best care for your child's eyes.

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Clarkson Eyecare offers kid’s eye exams at our locations in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Click to find a location near you.

When Should Kids Get an Eye Exam?

To ensure the best possible vision development, Clarkson Eyecare advises scheduling your child's first eye exam when they are as young as six months old, even if they don't show any signs of vision problems. 

During this initial examination, our pediatric eye doctors will conduct thorough tests to identify common visual conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Additionally, they will assess your child's eye movements, alignment, and overall eye health.

Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and prevention of eye issues in children. Therefore, we suggest annual eye check-ups for your child. Good vision encompasses much more than clarity or having 20/20 eyesight; it is vital for your child's learning, sports participation, and other activities. Considering that about 80% of a child's learning in school is visually based, maintaining healthy vision is critical to their overall development and ability to reach their full potential. To prepare your child for the upcoming school year, we recommend scheduling their eye exam with our pediatric eye care specialists today.

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What Should I Expect During My Child’s Eye Exam?

At Clarkson Eyecare, our expert pediatric eye doctors will physically examine your child’s eyes for signs of eye disorders. During the exam, your child’s doctor will conduct a vision test using eye charts and a retinoscope device to determine visual acuity and whether or not vision correction is required. 

Your child’s eye exam will include eye alignment testing and an evaluation of the outside and inside of the eye. Your child’s optometrist might recommend dilating your child’s eyes to ensure a reliable examination, even in young children. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Eye Exams for Kids

Are Kid’s Eye Exams Covered by ALL Kids, TRICARE for Life, & Medicaid?

ALL Kids covers yearly eye exams for children, TRICARE covers eye exams every two years beginning at the age of three, and Medicaid covers the complete cost of annual kid’s eye exams. Clarkson Eyecare recommends that parents research their coverage or contact their local provider for more information.

Can an Eye Exam Damage My Child’s Eyes?

No. Comprehensive eye exams do not cause damage to the eyes and are actually critical for children’s eye health. While the tests and procedures performed during a child’s eye exam may affect the patient with temporary headaches or vision changes, these are only short-term side effects and will have no long-term impact on their vision.

How Long Does a Kid’s Eye Exam Take?

At Clarkson Eyecare, a child’s eye exam can last anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour. The timing of the exam can vary, as it depends on the child’s development and the types of testing included in the pediatric exam.

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Our pediatric eye doctors can help diagnose refractive errors and eye disorders, assess the health and development of your child’s vision, and prescribe corrective lenses. To protect and restore your child’s vision, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with the experts at Clarkson Eyecare.