eye exams for children five and up

Children’s Eye Exams

eye exams for children five and up

Children’s Eye Exams

Children’s Eye Exam, Nashville, TN 

Children’s eyes are constantly developing and changing. By scheduling regular eye exams for your child, you can help ensure their eyes stay healthy and vision remains clear. At Lemoncelli Eyecare in Nashville, TN, we offer eye exams for children five and up. Our eye doctor Dr. Nicole Lemoncelli specializes in diagnosing and treating eye health and vision problems that could interfere with your child’s learning and everyday activities.  

Why are eye exams important for children?    

Regular children’s eye exams are critical for detecting vision problems that a school screening might miss. Up to 80% of learning is visual, which means children with vision problems are at a major disadvantage. By identifying and addressing these problems early during eye exams, you can set your child up for success in school and everyday life. 

What to expect during a children’s eye exam 

Every child is unique, so we make sure to personalize our children’s eye exams to each child and their specific needs. During the exam, Dr. Lemoncelli will perform a series of tests based on your child’s age. Exams generally include taking a case history, evaluating their vision, determining whether glasses are needed, checking eye alignment, assessing eye health, and prescribing eyeglasses if needed. 

If your child needs glasses, we have a fantastic selection of children’s eyewear available in vibrant colors and fun designs. Our expert staff will help you find the perfect lenses and frames that will make your child excited to wear them! 

What are the signs of vision problems in children?    

Spotting vision problems in children can be difficult. Kids often don’t realize they have a vision issue and simply assume that everyone sees the world just like they do. Be on the lookout for signs like a short attention span, losing their place while reading, squinting, rubbing their eyes, or frequent headaches.  

Schedule a children’s eye exam in Nashville 

By scheduling regular children’s eye exams, you can catch any issues early and ensure healthy, clear vision for your child. If your child is due for a visit to the eye doctor, schedule an exam at our office in Nashville today!  

Can my child wear contact lenses during sports activities?

Yes, many children start wearing contact lenses for certain sports.

When should my child's eyes be examined?

The American Optometric Association states children should have their first eye exam between 6 months of age and 1 year. Generally, if the child is not showing any signs of eye problems, they should have a baseline exam between 3 and 5 years of age.

    Will sitting too close to the television set hurt my child's eyes?

    There is no evidence that sitting too close to the TV or other electronic devices will damage their eyes. If they sit too close, it may be a sign that they are nearsighted.

    Is my child likely to inherit my need for glasses?

    If both parents need to wear glasses, there is a chance your child might need them as well.