Children’s Eye Care in Milwaukee
Exams and Eyeglasses for Kids
Grange Vision is great for every family member’s eye care needs. A problem with vision at a young age makes the crucial developmental benchmarks difficult to reach. A healthy diet and an encouraging atmosphere are important, but if one of the five senses – especially eyesight – isn’t corrected, school and other activities become difficult for your child to be successful in.
Starting at infancy, a large part of a child’s ability to learn is through sight. Any eye disorder hindering a child’s sense of vision should be addressed immediately.
A comprehensive eye exam from Grange Vision includes, but isn’t limited to, a visual acuity test, pupil test and an eye movement exercise. The AOA recommends children’s eye exams should be at 6 months, age 3 and every two years after that. These are only guidelines, and any issues with the eye development may require more frequent examinations.
Our Milwaukee children's optometrist accepts young patients as little as 3 years old. We make their eye exam experience fun and enjoyable!
What will the optician ask about my child?
When your family meets with Grange Vision, expect to be asked about a few general eye exam questions:
- Your child’s general health
- Common activities
- Any known eye problems or issues
There will be time at your appointment to address any concerns you have about your child’s vision. The more information we have from you & the child, the more accurate treatment they will receive.
Contact our optometry offices today to schedule your child’s next eye exam and to improve your family’s health.
Most kids will have to wear their glasses every day. We know the last thing a parent needs is another thing a child can complain about, so we focus on making sure the prescription is exact and the child actually likes their frames. Glasses are useless if they are not worn, so we encourage positive eyewear practices with your child.
How to prepare young children for the eye doctor
At Grange Vision, we pride ourselves on the care we take to provide comfort for all our patients no matter what their optometry needs. But caring for small children takes special skill. Going to a new kind of doctor at a young age can be scary if you don’t know what to expect. You can help your child prepare in a number of different ways.
- Be honest with them about where they’re going and what they’ll be doing at the appointment.
- Come prepared with a list of questions & concerns so the doctor can find a solution for your child more efficiently.
- Explain to your child that eye care is an important part of growing up strong & healthy.