As a parent, ensuring your child's well-being is a top priority, and their visual health plays a significant role in their overall development.
Our expert team at Galbrecht Eyecare is dedicated to providing careful pediatric eye exams that lay the foundation for a lifetime of clear and healthy vision.
When to Start: The Importance of Infant Eye Exams
Infant eye exams are critical to your child's early healthcare journey. Your child's eyes begin developing from birth, and regular eye exams can help identify potential issues and ensure their vision develops optimally.
Newborn Eye Exams
Our skilled optometrists recommend scheduling a newborn eye exam shortly after birth to assess the overall health of your baby's eyes. This initial evaluation helps identify any immediate concerns and provides peace of mind for parents.
6-Month Eye Exams
At around 6 months, your baby's vision and eye coordination change significantly. Our pediatric eye exams at this stage focus on monitoring visual development, eye movements, and eye teaming abilities.
Annual Eye Exams
As your child grows, annual eye exams become essential to track their visual progress, detect any vision changes, and address any concerns that may arise.
How We Conduct Infant Eye Exams: Gentle and Thorough Care
At Galbrecht Eyecare, we understand that an infant's eye exam requires a unique approach that ensures comfort and safety. Our expert optometrist is trained to perform gentle and comprehensive examinations, creating a positive and stress-free experience for you and your little one.
- Observation and Reflex Testing: We begin by observing your baby's eye movements and responses to light. Reflex testing helps us assess their visual function and overall eye health.
- Pupil Responses: Our optometrist examines the size and reactions of your baby's pupils to light, which provides valuable insights into their neurological health and visual pathways.
- Fixation and Following: We check your baby's ability to fixate and follow objects — essential skills for tracking moving objects, and developing hand-eye coordination.
- Eye Teamwork and Alignment: Assessing eye alignment and teaming helps detect potential issues like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye) that can be treated more effectively when identified early.
- Visual Acuity Testing: As your child grows, we introduce age-appropriate visual acuity tests to measure their ability to recognize letters and shapes.
A Caring and Supportive Environment
At Galbrecht Eyecare, our pediatric eye exams create a caring and supportive environment, ensuring your child feels comfortable throughout the visit.
Our experienced optometrist uses child-friendly language and engaging techniques to make the examination enjoyable.
Schedule a Pediatric Eye Exam at Galbrecht Eyecare
Early detection and intervention can significantly affect your child's visual development.
Schedule a pediatric eye exam at Galbrecht Eyecare, and let us nurture your child's vision, providing them with the best start in life.
Your child's eyes are in caring and skilled hands with us. Experience the Galbrecht difference today!