Pediatric Eye Exams

Dr. Dunn’s special interest lies with pediatric vision care, and he is dedicated to addressing the importance of children’s vision needs. The American Optometric Association recommends children receive their first eye exam by 1 year of age, the next at 3 years old, and then prior to beginning kindergarten. It is also recommended that school-age children have a yearly comprehensive vision exam. While vision screeners performed at school and the pediatrician’s office are certainly a helpful part of eye care, they are not a replacement for a comprehensive pediatric vision exam. Children do not necessarily know that they are having vision problems. Parents and teachers need to be aware of the warning signs that a child may be experiencing a vision problem. 

The American Optometric Association recommends children receive their first eye exam by 1 year of age, the next at 3 years old, and then prior to beginning kindergarten.

If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, call us today to schedule a comprehensive pediatric vision exam:

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  • Frequent rubbing or blinking of the eyes
  • Tilting the head when reading
  • Frequent headaches
  • Avoiding close work
  • Squinting one or both eyes/covering one eye
  • Skipping words when reading
  • Short attention span or daydreaming
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  • Losing their place when reading
  • Placing head close to book or desk when reading or writing
  • Poor eye-hand coordination skills
  • Complaining of nausea or dizziness when reading or writing
  • Writing up or downhill
  • Difficulty copying from the chalkboard
  • Sees worse at the end of the day

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