Schedule Your Child's Next Pediatric Eye Exam at Our San Antonio Optometry Clinic
At Vision Source Castle Hills in San Antonio TX, our optometry staff offers a variety of eye exams to suit you and your loved ones' specific needs. We offer everything from the comprehensive eye exam to vision screening to a contact lens exam. Importantly, Dr. Raul Trevino also works with children. Let us help your child maintain optimal vision in a welcoming and relaxing environment!
Why The Pediatric Eye Exam is So Important
The pediatric eye exam is an essential component of your child's basic wellness care needs. Many vision and eye problems are commonly diagnosed in childhood, including refractive errors and lazy eye (amblyopia). Proper diagnosis is absolutely necessary if appropriate treatment—including eyeglasses and vision therapy—is to be implemented.
And the sooner treatment can start, the better chances your child has for a good outcome. This is because infants' and children's eyes change rapidly. A regular pediatric eye exam is the only way to monitor and assess your child's ocular health thoroughly, and modify treatment as necessary.
Signs of a potential eye problem in your child include:
- Difficulty seeing the board in class
- Headaches and eye strain while reading
- Frequently squinting and rubbing the eyes
- Complaints of blurry vision or double vision
- A difficulty with hand/eye coordination and depth perception (often noticeable in sports or gym class)
Even if your child doesn't have signs or symptoms of an eye problem, you should still bring them in to see us. Many childhood eye problems can go undetected for a long time!
What To Expect During a Pediatric Eye Exam With Our Optometrist in San Antonio
The American Optometric Association recently updated their recommendations; they now advise parents to bring their school-aged children in for a comprehensive pediatric eye exam once per year. And while we know going to the doctor can be a bit scary for children, our optometrist in San Antonio along with the rest of our staff can assure you we do everything we can to make a visit with the eye doctor something to "look" forward to (no pun intended).
During your child's eye exam, we'll assess his or her vision, do important screening tests, and update any current treatment or recommendations. We'll also take the time to get to know you and your child so we have a better understanding of the person we're helping—not just the eyes we're evaluating!
Has Your Child Received an Eye Exam Recently?
An undetected and untreated vision problem could be affecting your child's success in academics, athletics, and life in general. Call 210-988-9517 to schedule a pediatric eye exam with our San Antonio optometrist now!