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Pediatric Eye Exams

Does my child need a Pediatric Eye Exam?

Since children are not always able to effectively communicate about their vision difficulties, eye health problems can be difficult to detect. If left unchecked, these problems can be progressive and may negatively impact your child’s life as they grow up. It is important for your child to see an eye doctor regularly for pediatric eye exams, particularly if you suspect he or she may be struggling with vision problems.

Signs your child should see a pediatric optometrist:

  • Frequent blinking, squinting, or irregular eye movements
  • Frequently turning or tilting their head
  • Covering or closing one eye to see better
  • Poor hand-eye coordination or motor skills
  • Rubbing their eyes frequently
  • Frequent headaches
  • Leaning in too close to see something or read
  • Learning difficulties and poor handwriting

These behaviors may indicate that your child has a vision or eye health problem. Take your child to a pediatric optometrist to determine the cause and possible treatment options. We encourage you not to wait. Delaying care may cause your child more serious or even permanent damage, depending on the condition.

Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams at Glen Cove Eye Care

The pediatric eye exams we offer at Glen Cove Eye Care will detect eye defects and vision impairment while also assessing your child’s risk for developing eye conditions later in life.  Our exams are far more in-depth than those offered at schools or in a pediatrician’s office. Exams done at a schools or by a pediatricians physician may help screen for potential vision problems, but cannot diagnose or treat the underlying problem. This means you will often be directed to a pediatric optometrist for a more thorough exam if an issue is suspected.   

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ni at Glen Cove Eye Care for your child’s next pediatric eye exam. She is here to help your child achieve clear vision and enjoy their most high-quality life. Prioritize their vision and their health by contacting our office to schedule your child’s next pediatric eye exam.