Dr. Ivie enjoy seeing infants and children of all ages. They examine both the current vision and health of the eyes, protecting the future of vision for your child. They also use specialized testing to determine how efficiently your child’s vision allows them to function and learn.
When should my child have their first eye exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends that every child have a complete eye exam at six months, three years, and before they start school. While in school, yearly evaluations are recommended.
Dr. Ivie strongly believes in early prevention of eye disorders that can affect a child’s development. As such we are Infantsee® providers and will provide a FREE vision exam to all babies between the ages of 6 to 12 months.
Symptoms that may present if your child has a vision problem.
- Blurred vision at distance or near, or momentary blur when shifting distances
- Squinting, frowning, excessive blinking or eye's watering
- Placing eyes too closely to a book, computer screen or work surface
- Complaints of frequent headaches
- Dislike or avoidance of near tasks, or struggle to read or remain on task
- Complaints of double vision, the words pull apart or run together
- Turning or tilting the head
- Frequently rubbing eyes after near work
- Loses place while reading and/or using a finger to help keep their place
- Moving head rather than eyes back and forth across the page
- Having eyes that are crossed or turned
- Red, sore, or itchy eyes
- Shutting one eye or covering it to help focus the other eye
- Clumsy, bumps into things, knocks things over
- Holds books too close, leans to close to computer screen
If your child struggles from any of the above symptoms, please call and make an appointment