Children’s Eye Exams


female6-child-eyeglasses.jpgEye examinations vary from person to person and by age. A few common tasks that Dr. Deutsch may complete during a routine exam include:

  • Fully review your family history of eye health
  • Determine your visual acuity
  • Confirm your intraocular pressure
  • Examine your pupils' response to light
  • Dilate your eyes to properly examine the posterior structures of the eye

Infants & Children

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that the first vision screening be conducted for a newborn prior to being discharged from the hospital. Visual function will be monitored by your child's pediatrician during well-child exams (usually at ages 2, 4 and 6 months of age). If there are any signs of an eye condition, your child may be referred to an ophthalmologist. Beginning at 3 years of age (and yearly after age 5), amblyopia (poor vision in an otherwise normal appearing eye), refractive and alignment screenings should take place. If you notice any signs of decreased vision or misalignment of the eyes, please contact us for a complete eye examination.

Teenagers (Ages 13-19)

During the teen years, the first signs of inability to see at distances begin causing problems in the classroom. Most vision problems are very easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are benefits to having contact lenses over glasses and vice versa. Active teenagers may not want to wear glasses. Other teens may not like the look of glasses. Some teenagers may not want to worry with contact lenses. Glasses come in many trendy styles, and name brand frames are available. The best form of treatment depends on the teenager and his or her lifestyle.