Your Family Optometrist Is at Viewpoint Vision Care
Eye exams are important at any age, and Viewpoint Vision Care provides comprehensive eye exams for the whole family. Our caring doctor and staff treat each family member as their most important patient.
The Importance of Family Eye Care
No matter your age, getting regular eye exams is crucial for maintaining eye health. In addition to checking your vision, your optometrist will look for early signs of eye disease. Many common eye diseases don’t have apparent symptoms and thus can go unnoticed. However, optometrists can often catch issues before they become severe. Your optometrist will also assess your eye health as it relates to certain chronic systemic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Adults should get routine eye exams once a year, and children’s eyes should be regularly monitored in order to ensure normal vision.
Eye Exams for Children
Eye exams are very important for children, as many preschoolers and school-aged children develop vision problems. Early detection of a vision problem is very beneficial for a child, because children are often more responsive to vision treatment when eye problems are diagnosed early.
The American Optometrist Association recommends the following timeline for children’s eye exams:
- Six months old—first exam
- Three years old—second exam
- Five or six years old—third exam, just before entering first grade
School-aged children should see an eye doctor every two years; however, if a child needs vision correction, he or she should then be examined annually, or at whatever interval is recommended by the optometrist or ophthalmologist.
How Eyesight Impacts Children’s Development
Children develop visual and motor skills that impact their everyday lives, and eyesight plays a large part in that development. These skills include:
- Near vision
- Distance vision
- Focusing skills
- Binocular (two eyes) coordination
- Peripheral awareness
- Eye movement skills
- Hand-eye coordination
Schedule an Appointment Today
Established in 2011, the specialists at Viewpoint Vision Care have 60 years of combined experience. As parents of a young son, Dr. Spitler and his wife Lisa understand how to provide exceptional care to young patients. Contact our office at (586) 532-1600.