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How Young Can Kids Get Eye Exams?

Many people tend to think of elementary school as the "right" time for a child to get an eye exam, but the truth is that a child should see an eye doctor as soon as the responsible adult in that child's life believes there may be a problem with the child's vision. That includes infants and toddlers. A common question we get in our office is how can a child that young have an eye exam in San Antonio, TX. We at Vision Source know a lot about eye exams for children.

Pediatric Eye Exams

Many people tend to think an eye exam is only reading letters off a chart. They reason that if a child can't read yet, there's no point in taking them in for an exam.

The truth is that an eye exam consists of a lot more than the manual eye chart. While this can be a valuable tool, our office on Fredericksburg Road has a lot of equipment that can be used to diagnose vision issues in children as young as a few days old. We have a large array of measurement equipment that can be used to determine issues with the size and shape of many different parts of the eye. We're also able to use our equipment to take pictures of the back of the eye, checking for issues with the retina and the optic nerve. Often this equipment gives us enough data to make a diagnosis.

Slightly older children can use a manual eye chart if they need to be fitted for glasses. We have charts that used pictures instead of letters. Of course, we also may need to see children right away to check for eye infections such as pink eye.

Contact Us for an Eye Exam in San Antonio, TX, from our “Eye Doctor Near Me”

If you're looking for an "eye doctor near me" that can work with babies and toddlers, give our office a call at 833-939-3802 Vision Source for an eye exam in San Antonio, TX, on Fredericksburg Road. Our “eye doctor near me” can provide eye care for pink eye and more.

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