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Children's / Pediatric Eye Exams

Dr. Kelbley provides eye exams for kids as young as 6 months old! You may be wondering “why does my child need an eye exam? Isn’t that what the school nurse or their pediatrician does?” The answer is: not exactly.

Pediatric vision screenings are often performed at a child’s school or pediatrician’s office, but it is not a thorough evaluation of your child’s overall visual system. The screenings might pick up refractive error (nearsightedness or farsightedness), but a pediatric eye exam will detect problems with a child’s ability to track while reading, focusing issues, and pathological causes of poor vision, in addition to their refractive error.

exams

Children's / Pediatric Eye Exams

Dr. Kelbley provides eye exams for kids as young as 6 months old! You may be wondering “why does my child need an eye exam? Isn’t that what the school nurse or their pediatrician does?” The answer is: not exactly.

Pediatric vision screenings are often performed at a child’s school or pediatrician’s office, but it is not a thorough evaluation of your child’s overall visual system. The screenings might pick up refractive error (nearsightedness or farsightedness), but a pediatric eye exam will detect problems with a child’s ability to track while reading, focusing issues, and pathological causes of poor vision, in addition to their refractive error.

Oftentimes children are unaware of what “normal” vision is. They may always see double and perceive that as their own “normal”. This is why it is important, even if a child “sees fine”, to have a baseline evaluation to ensure proper eye alignment, eye teaming and focusing ability, refractive error, and ocular health. Dr. Kelbley uses several different techniques to acquire information about your child’s visual system without the child even needing to choose which is better, 1 or 2?

Dr Kelbley is a residency trained optometrist, and her training focused on pediatric eyecare. Dr. Kelbley understands the importance of children’s vision, and her personal goal is to make sure that every child in New Albany and the surrounding communities has been evaluated for all potential barriers to learning. It is important to her to investigate any visual hurdles that your child may have, and to help them on their path to a successful future!

Come check out Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare to ensure your child is seeing their best!