Children’s Eye Exams at Lenza Eye Center

Children’s Exams require special skills

Children have special needs because they are not always able to verbalize or fully describe their visual complaints. Also, children’s eye prescriptions are continously changing because the shape of the eye continues to change as they grow. For that reason, our eye doctors take extra care with their exams.

Children, especially preschoolers, can sometimes develop stranger anxiety. Your eye doctor understands the special relationship between them and your child. Our optometrists are approachable and comforting and that will make your child smile and feel more comfortable with their eye exam.

Dilated Exam and Refraction

Children have the ability to “dial out” hidden prescriptions. That is why your eye doctor will performed a dilated refraction. Children take longer to dilate than adults so you can expect your child’s exam to take about 60 to 90 minutes due to the slow dilation.

Symptoms of Blurry Vision in Children

Because children are not always able to verbalize their complaints parents and their eye doctor will have to pay special attention to symptoms of blurry vision this includes:

  • Crossing of eyes
  • Sudden low performance in school
  • Unexplained Headaches
  • Eye Strain
  • Rubbing of the eyes
  • Squinting when focusing at a distance
  • Inability to recognize the blackboard.