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Manhattan Beach, CA / (310) 545-4090

Children's Eye Exams

Regular Eye Exams Are a Necessary Part of a Child’s Growing Up

Clear vision is essential to a child’s early development. While kids need good vision to learn important skills such as reading and writing, vision also affects even the most basic things like walking and talking. Children rely heavily on all of their senses while they grow, but perhaps none more than vision.

How Vision Problems Affect Learning

The majority of what children learn early on in school is presented visually. To function in a classroom and absorb what is going on around them children need basic visual skills like:

  • Decent distance and near vision
  • Eye coordination
  • Focusing ability
  • Acceptable peripheral vision
  • Good hand-eye coordination

A child can start to experience vision problems well before preschool. Identification of eye health problems and vision issues in young children is crucial because they tend to respond better to treatment when they are diagnosed early. Vision issues that require early diagnosis include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism)

Your Child Needs an Eye Exam Every Year

It is important to make sure your child’s vision is properly functioning. Eye examinations are different at every stage of a child’s development. Your child’s first eye exam should be at 6 months of age and annually thereafter. Even if your child does not complain of eye problems, be sure to schedule a pediatric or adolescent eye examination.

We recommend coming back every year. With annual eye exams, we can track your child’s eye health and development.

As a parent, it is not easy to tell if your child is suffering from a vision problem. That is why it is best to follow the guidelines set forth by the American Optometric Association (AOA) concerning childhood eye exams.

Book an appointment for your child’s eye exam today.

Undiagnosed Vision Issues Can Lead to Learning & Behavioral Problems

When a child’s eyes and brain aren’t communicating properly, the child can struggle with reading, absorbing new information, coordination, and more. These struggles often make a child feel frustrated, which can lead them to act out at home and in school.

Vision Therapy May Be the Solution

Often, vision problems can be addressed through a process called vision therapy; a combination of treatments and exercises designed to train the eyes and the brain to work as a cohesive team. Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the eyes and brain.

Learn more about vision therapy and how it works.

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223 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266, USA

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