Your child’s vision and eye health are our priority here at 3D Optometry. And our pediatric eye testing does not involve any pain, so unlike visits to other healthcare professionals, your child won’t have to feel nervous or anxious about being examined by our pediatric eye doctor in Mt Pleasant SC. There might be some mild stinging from the eye drops needed for dilating her or his eyes, but otherwise the experience should be one that is 100% comfortable and pleasant.
There are two essential parts to our pediatric eye testing. Part one is the testing of your child’s vision, using tools such as an eye chart for gauging visual acuity. If, however, he or she is not yet old enough to read, our pediatric eye doctor in Mt Pleasant SC will use the tumbling E game instead. A series of E’s are shown and your child says which direction each is pointing in. When it comes to eye health, some conditions are applicable more to children than adults. Some of these are amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes). These are not dangerous, but need to be addressed so that they do not become permanent. And while glaucoma and cataracts are most often associated with being older, both of these eye diseases can affect children; even infants. And because there are no obvious symptoms in the early stages of them, our pediatric eye doctor in Mt Pleasant SC will screen your child to determine if there are any indications. And with any disease, at any age, early detection is associated with the most favorable outcomes.
It’s a good idea for all children to have pediatric eye testing before their first birthday, and then again before starting school. Thereafter, every other year is typically sufficient. Please contact us to book an appointment.