Did you know that 25% of school-age children need some level of vision correction? For a child going to school, having proper vision is a must.
At Allred Family Eye Care, we know that kids have special needs when it comes to their eye care. Their bodies are changing rapidly as they grow up (eyes included), and it’s important to check their eyes regularly. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends kids have eye exams every one to two years depending upon their needs.
Helping Your Child See Better Through Vision Therapy
Vision therapy is a powerful, non-surgical processes that strengthens and improves visual function. It develops efficient eye, focusing and eye tracking, proper eye alignment and eye teaming, eye/hand coordination, and faster visual processing or visual perception.
If your child needs corrective lenses (eyeglasses or contact lenses), it’s important to have an accurate and current prescription. If needed for babies and infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and school-age children.
Advanced equipment like the Optomap lets us get more information about your child’s eye health than previously possible. The equipment is also fun to look at and talk about- kids have compared our office to Tony Stark’s lab (take THAT, Ironman).
We have a variety of styles for all age groups, including the latest styles from popular brands like Penguin Jr, Converse, Ray Ban, Disney, DB4K. See all our eyewear brands.
What to Expect During The Eye Exam
Our eye exams for children are expansive and accurate while also being fast and efficient. We know that kids (especially young ones) have short attention spans and don’t always enjoy hanging out forever in the Optometrists office.
The exam is broken down into two sections: the vision evaluation and the eye health examination with the Optometrist.
Performed by the Optometrist and an Optometric Assistant, the comprehensive battery of optometric tests gives the doctor important information about your child’s day to day visual function to make sure that they are not only seeing clearly at all ranges, but also comfortably. Many causes of eyestrain, visual fatigue, headaches, poor reading skills, computer strain, double vision, or learning difficulties are detected and treated in this phase of the examination.
These tests include:
Refraction assessment – If corrective lenses are needed, we will refine your child’s prescription.
Eye muscle assessment – We utilize several methods to assess the eye teaming muscles and look for abnormal movements.
Eye focusing assessment – The focusing tests are tailored specifically to changing abilities of different age groups.
Visual field test – This test assesses the size and quality of your child’s peripheral vision.
Eye Health Examination
Performed by one of our Optometrists, these tests go into depth to look for eye diseases and other signs of a change in your ocular health or systemic health.
These tests include:
Complete health history – Assessing a child’s complete ocular wellness requires that we understand their overall systemic health also.
Optomap Retinal imaging – A sophisticated camera is used to take high-resolution photos of the eye.
Slit lamp exam – Using an intense light source and a specialized magnifying lens, we look at the iris, cornea, and front structures of the eye.
Tonometry – This test measures eye pressure (an indicator in several eye diseases, including glaucoma).
Direct retinal exam – A variety of specialized tools are used to look at the inside of your child’s eyes, at the retina, blood vessels, and optic nerve.
Location & Hours
We are located on the corner of Chapman Ave and Harrington Dr.
We now have our OWN parking and entrance in rear.
Allred Family Eye Care Optometry
1601 E Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831