We offer efficient, thorough eye examinations thanks to the use of our state-of-the-art equipment. Once we identify your visual needs, we will address them using the latest contact lens or spectacle lens innovations.
Good vision is pivotal to a child’s development and learning. Children are often unable to detect or communicate how they are seeing and have no idea what “normal” vision looks like. Uncorrected blurred vision in children can lead to permanently decreased vision (called amblyopia), as their brains never fully develop and function with good vision. While vision screenings performed at the pediatrician’s office are sufficient in infants and toddlers, The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that a child has their first comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5, and then at least every other year from ages 5 to 18.
We know that eye exams can be stressful for both parents and children, so at Savannah Family Eye Care, we make the child’s comfort a top priority. We do not perform the dreaded “air puff” test and instead use the iCare tonometer, which gets accurate eye pressure readings without any discomfort. We also offer Optomap Retinal Imaging, which assesses the internal health of the eyes in a quick photo. Our staff enjoys working with children, so we will make the experience as fun and positive as possible.
If your child requires vision correction, we will teach them how to properly wear and care for their new glasses. We have an extensive selection of fashionable, durable children’s frames to fit any face and style. We also carry sunglasses for patients at every age, because UV protection is a habit that should start during childhood.
Many kids show interest in contact lenses in late elementary or middle school, especially if they are involved in sports. There is no magic age when a child is “ready” to wear contacts, so we rely on the parents to decide when their child is mature enough to be evaluated for contact lenses.