Children’s Eye Exams in Summerville

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Prioritizing Your Child’s Eyes

Good vision and eye health are paramount to your child’s development and success. Regular eye exams can significantly help by identifying issues before they are given a chance to progress. We specifically focus on pediatric eye conditions, making us uniquely qualified to help promote healthy development in your child’s eyes.

We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, comfortable, and fun environment for kids, so eye exams don’t have to be daunting. We have extensive experience with children that have autism and other sensory issues, making our practice an inclusive, safe space for our littlest patients.

When Should I Have My Child’s Eyes Checked?

Having your child’s eyes examined at various points in their life is imperative to monitoring their development and providing prompt treatment when necessary. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that children have their eyes examined following a specific schedule.

A red reflex test should be performed on a newborn to determine if their eyes are healthy. If the baby is premature, high risk, or has medical complications of any kind, a comprehensive eye exam should be performed to pinpoint any further issues.

You should have their eyes examined a second time before their first birthday during a well-child exam. These exams are set up to monitor your child’s development and can indicate if they need to have further assessments.

Once your child is old enough to cooperate with a standard letter chart, have them come in for a more in-depth examination. This exam will test their visual acuity and whether or not they may need vision correction. At this point, we can also start to treat alignment errors like strabismus (misaligned eyes) or amblyopia (“lazy eye”).

Once your child enters grade school, they should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. If problems with their visual acuity or other eye conditions begin to develop, we can take measures to correct the problem and promote good eye health.

Symptoms to Watch For in Your Child

Some behaviors can be early indicators of eye disease or other particular conditions.

Sitting too close to the television or holding books or objects close to the face can indicate your child is having trouble seeing clearly. This may indicate myopia or other visual acuity problems. Frequent headaches, squinting, or closing one eye when reading can also be a sign of the need for vision therapy.

If your child is complaining of sore eyes or frequently blinking and rubbing their eyes, they may be experiencing symptoms of dry eye or conjunctivitis (pink eye). It is also important to keep an eye out for any redness, abnormal discharge, or swelling around the eyes.

We are dedicated to safeguarding your child’s eye health and vision, so please book an appointment so we can get started.

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You can find us on the corner of East 1st Street and North Magnolia Street. We share a parking lot with First Reliance Bank that includes accessible parking spaces.

Address

133 E. 1st North Street Suite #3
Summerville, SC 29483

Contact Information

Phone: (843) 419-8600
Text: (843) 486-2131

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM8 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM9 PM
Thursday
8 AM9 PM
Friday
3 PM8 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

The first step towards safeguarding your child’s vision is booking them an eye exam. When you bring your child in, we’ll test the quality of their vision as well as assess their overall eye health, helping to ensure that any potential eye conditions are caught early and dealt with effectively.

Children’s Eye Exams

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems affecting children around the world. Luckily, we can help you find the most effective way to manage myopia in your child so that they can get back to discovering their world with the clearest vision possible.

Myopia Control

Some eye conditions, like strabismus and amblyopia, can develop early in your child’s life. With vision therapy, we’ll be able to develop a series of exercises specific to the needs of your child that are designed to improve their vision over time.

Vision Therapy

Some eye diseases can develop over the course of a few years without patients exhibiting any symptoms, and can ultimately lead to vision loss. We’re here to diagnose eye diseases as quickly as possible and find effective management tools to protect your child’s sight.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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