80+% of what we learn is through our vision and as such, it is extremely important for all children to have a comprehensive eye exam that includes dilation before they start kindergarten and every year thereafter until adulthood.
If your child is having difficulty reading or is underperforming in school, it may be that his or her eyes are uncomfortable performing these tasks due to blurry vision, double vision, or losing their place on the page.
Our office sees a lot of children ages 3 and up. If you need a pediatric specialist or an eye exam for an infant, consider consulting an InfantSee specialist.
After a comprehensive eye exam, a follow-up exam may be recommended specifically to test the child's eye teaming abilities to pinpoint the exact condition. At this time if required, a referral will be made to a pediatric specialist that specializes in either Vision Therapy or muscle surgery.
If you have a true ocular emergency after hours please call 804-595-2020 and follow the prompts to contact a doctor. If the doctor cannot respond in a timely manner, please find the nearest emergency room.