Pediatric Eye Exams
Compassionate Pediatric Vision Care
Dr. Woolf is passionate about providing eye care for children at Woolf Eye Care in Gilbert, Arizona.
Our optometrist, Dr. Woolf, has extensive experience treating pediatric eye problems, including children with low vision with ortho-k contact lenses, which reduce the progression of nearsightedness and decrease the risk of permanent vision loss.
We also offer a comprehensive eye exam, which details every aspect of your child’s vision, as well as preventive care, to ensure that all aspects of his or her health are well taken care of.
We have an amazing assortment of kids eyewear that matches quality with value.
Eye Exams in Preschool Children: 2-5
Children’s motor and intellectual skills rapidly develop during the toddler and preschool years. Their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and perceptual skills will develop during this time, which will prepare them for learning to read, write, and play sports, as well as participating in creative activities like drawing, sculpting, and building. Visual processes and good vision are key to all of this.
Parents should be on the lookout for signs of lazy eye (amblyopia) – when one eye cannot see clearly – or crossed eyes (strabismus) – when one or both eyes turn inward or outward at this age. The higher the success rate, the earlier these conditions can be treated.
As a result, parents should also keep an eye out for any developmental delays related to objects, numbers or letters, colors, or coordination, since such problems are often rooted in visual issues. Your child may be suffering from an eye problem if he squints, rubs his eyes frequently, sits too close to the television or reading material, or avoids activities such as puzzles and coloring.
Eye Exams in School-Aged Children: Ages 6-18
An undiagnosed or uncorrected vision problem can hinder a child or teen’s academic, social, athletic, and personal growth. A vision problem could be causing your child to struggle in school or after-school activities.
Among many other skills, learning, motor development, and reading are contingent on your eyes’ ability to work together as well as your vision. When a child has difficulty focusing, reading, teaming his or her eyes, or coordinating his or her hands, they are likely to experience frustration, along with behavioral issues.
It is common for people experiencing abnormal vision to not realize that they need help as they are unaware of the problem.