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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.

Eye Care for Plano, TX

Eye care services should be a vital component of everyone's routine healthcare. However, how often you should visit an optometrist depends on your age, current vision issues, and if you are at risk for any chronic eye problems. Our optometrists at Bunch Family Eye Care can provide you with the quality eye care you need, from routine screenings to prescription eyewear and more.

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Vision Screenings

Part of the eye care that our optometry office offers includes routine vision screenings. During a vision screening, one of our optometrists asks you to look into a magnifying device with two lenses. The eye doctor will ask you to read the letters you see. We will ask you to read what you see in one eye at a time. This test allows our eye doctor to determine if you have a vision deficit and to what degree.

When you have your vision screening, our optometry specialist will have you look at a series of images. You will identify which one looks clearer out of each pair you see. This test is specifically designed to assess you for astigmatism. This is an essential part of the eye care provided at our office because it helps identify vision problems. It can even help in diagnosing certain eye health issues.

Eye Health Screening

Another aspect of the eye care services we offer is eye health screenings. These tests help our optometrist determine if you have certain eye health problems like glaucoma. Although it does not actually test for glaucoma, it does measure the pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is often associated with high ocular pressure. The optometrist will also use a specialized magnifying device to look into your eyes. This can help us look for retina problems and other similar issues.

Eyewear and Other Treatments

While the testing helps guide our optometrist's decisions on your eye care, this is the part that focuses on finding the correct treatment for your vision problems, such as glasses or contacts. Keep in mind that your vision changes over time and not every eye problem causes noticeable symptoms. Therefore, routine eye care is essential to maintaining your eye health.

Contact Bunch Family Eye Care in Plano, TX

We offer eye care services to Plano and surrounding communities. If you are new to the area or it has been a while since your last eye exam, call our team at Bunch Family Eye Care today at 972-422-2020 to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.

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