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(972) 422-2020

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800-462-8749

Parents can monitor and maintain their children’s eye health by keeping regular appointments with an optometrist. Dr. Bunch and Dr. Kehbein at Bunch Family Eye Care have provided quality eye care services to residents in and around Plano, TX for years. Pediatric eye care is essential for a child’s success in school and other daily activities. Our team at Bunch Family Eye Care has gathered a few of the questions that we run into from parents regarding eye care for their children.

Pediatric Eye Care FAQs

How Often Should My Child See An Optometrist?

Children's eyes change rapidly and require annual eye care visits to monitor and maintain proper vision. Children depend on clear vision for school and other activities such as clubs and sports. Annual eye exams will determine if your child has the correct prescription. Secondly, children often physically change quickly causing their glasses to become too tight.

What Is Involved in a Pediatric Eye Exam?

Depending on the child’s age, there are a series of tests involved, such as visual acuity, lazy eye (amblyopia), eye tracking and teaming, and testing ocular health. Correcting your child’s vision problems as early as possible is crucial for success in school. A pediatric eye exam tests proper eye functioning, monitors eye health, and makes sure your child has clear vision.

Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

Some children prefer not to wear glasses because they are involved in sports activities or feel embarrassed. Children under ten do not get contact lenses because they are more prone to rubbing their eyes with unclean hands. Once the teenage years are approaching, the transition to contacts is usually considered a safe option. Our optometrists will recommend the best way to correct your child's vision.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Glasses?

As a parent, it is important to keep your guard up and look for any unusual habits. Children are less likely to reveal they are having problems seeing clearly. Below are some signs that your child may need glasses:

  • Recurring headaches at home or school
  • Sitting close to the TV or computer screen
  • Excessive squinting
  • Falling grades

Why Are Pediatric Eye Exams Necessary?

Eye exams are imperative for children. There are underlying eye health issues that are not easy to identify and eye conditions that can cause vision loss. Even without showing symptoms, children may have refractive errors. Only an optometrist can identify certain eye conditions with the proper tools and training.

Schedule Your Child’s Eye Exam in Plano, TX

Keeping your child healthy involves regular visits to the doctor and eye doctor. If you live in or around Plano, call our team at Bunch Family Eye Care today at (972) 422-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule your child’s eye exam.

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Caring for your eye health and vision are vital for living a happy, healthy life. Part of this includes wearing corrective eyewear if you have vision problems. Contact lenses are a popular form of eyewear and are great alternatives to eyeglasses. Before you start wearing contact lenses, you will need to get a contact lens exam. At Bunch Family Eye Care in Plano, TX, our optometrists provide contact lens exams and will determine what lenses are right for you.

Contact Lens Exam vs Eye Exam

It is important to understand that a contact lens exam is not the same thing as an eye exam, although you should still be receiving both anyway. Eye exams include routine tests to look at your eye health, eye functioning, and visual acuity. A contact lens exam involves examining the surface area of your eye in order to determine the size and type of contact lenses that are the right fit for your eyes. Our optometrist will also determine if you can wear traditional contacts or if you need specialty contacts. It is vital to get a contact lens exam before starting contacts.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam

During the exam, our optometrist will first ensure that your eyes are healthy enough to wear contacts. We will then fit you for contact lenses. This includes measuring the curvature of your cornea. Our optometrist uses a keratometer to do this. If your cornea is irregularly shaped, you will need specialty lenses.

Our eye doctor will also measure your pupil and iris and evaluate your tear film. If you have dry eye and your eyes don’t produce enough tears, traditional contacts may be uncomfortable.

Choosing Contact Lenses

Our team will help you decide what type of contacts you want. You can choose disposable contacts or ones that you wear over a longer period of time. You will also be asked to decide whether you want your contact lenses to be clear or colored. Going with colored contact lenses offers no eye health benefits and is just done for aesthetic purposes. If you need specialty lenses, we will choose the right ones for you. Our eye doctor will then provide you a trial pair of lenses to ensure they are comfortable. If they are not, then our team will revaluate and choose a different type of contacts for you.

Visit Our Eye Doctor in Plano, TX for a Contact Lens Exam

If you think that contact lenses are the right pick for you, then you need to get a contact lens exam. At Bunch Family Eye Care in Plano, TX, our team will guide you through the process of getting fitted for contacts and choosing the right lenses. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

 

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