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Children Eye Examinations

POSTED ON July 22, 2009

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My 5 year old son Christian is about to start kindergarten in the next month so I decided to have one of our eye care doctors give him an eye examination.  Going by the American Optometric Associations guidelines, it was definitely time (they recommend a children’s eye exam at 6 months, again at age 3 and then again at age 5 or 6 before kindergarten).  The last time he had an exam, he was a bit apprehensive.  Not this time; he loved it.  It ...

My 5 year old son Christian is about to start kindergarten in the next month so I decided to have one of our eye care doctors give him an eye examination.  Going by the American Optometric Associations guidelines, it was definitely time (they recommend a children’s eye exam at 6 months, again at age 3 and then again at age 5 or 6 before kindergarten).  The last time he had an exam, he was a bit apprehensive.  Not this time; he loved it.  It doesn’t hurt that he was examined by one of the best eye doctors in Indianapolis who has a great knack for working with kids.  The best part about the exam for Christian was when the doctor had him put on the 3 D glasses to test for depth perception.  According to my son, that was “so awesome”.

The biggest misconception among most parents is that the vision screening done at school is sufficient to determine if their child has vision problems.  Vision screenings are great at detecting major vision deficiencies.  However, a child can pass this test at school and still have vision problems that will impact their learning ability.  In addition to this, vision screenings only test for visual acuity.  The optometrists at Dr. Tavel perform a comprehensive children’s eye exam that will evaluate eye health, which is equally important.  So be sure to have an Indiana Eye Doctor examine your child’s eyes at a qualified Vision Eye Center.

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