Pediatric Eye Care in Brooklyn NY
At Park Slope Eye, good eye health starts young. Our pediatric vision services are widely acknowledged to be among the finest in Brooklyn, New York. We don’t believe in waiting until a vision problem emerges, perhaps later in life. By following good eye care practices from an early age, you can help ensure that your child will enjoy a lifetime of clear vision.
Park Slope Eye provides a comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere. We provide a full-range of children’s vision services including:
- Infant eye exams
- Pediatric eye exams
- Children’s eyeglasses & contact lenses
- Orthokeratology (OrthoK)
- Vision therapy
- Myopia control options
What Can I Expect From my Child’s Eye Exam?
Healthy Eyes, Right from the Start
School age children may participate in school-based vision screening programs that help to identify children who have problems with eyesight. Although these may detect certain common vision problems, more complex vision issues can go unnoticed in the school exam setting. A comprehensive eye exam by a specialized pediatric eye doctor is the best way to accurately diagnose a range of common pediatric vision issues.
What Can I Do to Prevent my Child’s Vision From Worsening?
Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision. Exams also are important because children need the following basic skills for learning:
- Visual acuity at distance and near
- Proper eye teaming (binocular coordination)
- Proper eye movements and tracking skills
- Adequate focusing skills
That’s why the American Optometric Association recommends that children have a comprehensive eye examination at 6 months of age. If no problems are detected, subsequent examinations are recommended every two to three years.
We carry a large selection of children’s frames – there is sure to be one your child will be happy to wear. Our trained opticians are experienced with fitting children. We also offer children’s contact lenses for age-appropriate use. Contact lenses can be an excellent option for children who are mature enough to ensure proper care, and for young athletes who wish to take the field or court without eyeglasses.
Eye Exams for Your Child
Your children are precious, and so is their eyesight. Start them off right with a visit to Park Slope Eye. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment with the top pediatric eye doctor in Brooklyn NY.