We specialize in providing eye care for children
Every child should have a complete eye examination before age two
This should occur even sooner if an eye appears to turn in and/or out, or your child exhibits other vision problems noted below.
Additionally, because a child's vision can change quickly, we provide a FREE 6-month acuity evaluation for our patients who are ages infancy to age 18. This 6-month evaluation is to determine if there have been any changes in their vision since their yearly examination.
With an child examination you can expect
- 50% off 2nd Pairs of Glasses for Ages Infancy - Age 18
- Polycarbonate lenses with scratch coating and UV coating
- Sturdy, yet many fashionable frames to choose from
- Spring Hinges and Flexible Frames, Sports glasses
- Frames that are popular, fun, and colorful
- Contacts for children; one-day contacts preferred
- Fresh contact lenses every day & no chemicals--safe and effective
- Relaxed environment and a small gift
As children grow, their eyes change shape. These changes can affect the child's vision. Age, heredity and growth all play a role in our vision. The very young child cannot tell you they are not seeing well. And it is impossible for any parent to determine this.
If a child's learning is slow, they stumble and fall a lot, drop things, rub their eyes frequently, they seem to lose interest in things and play, sit close to TV or Videos, and seem unhappy too often--this could be a sign of poor vision. How sad it would be to allow a child to grow up with poor vision.
Have them examined as an infant and throughout their growing years every year. Their learning, safety, comfort, happiness, sports ability, and behavior can all be affected by poor vision.
School screenings are not enough and too late in life.
Most general physician or pediatric physicals do not check for many visual conditions that are very important vision concerns in young children--even babies. During your child's complete yearly eye examination, Dr. Irons will be evaluating your child's overall eye health and vision including, but not limited to, the following:
- Muscle coordination
- Vision close and at a distance
- Accommodation (ability to focus eyes)
- Visual field-confrontation
- Depth perception
- Color vision
- Internal eye health
- External eye health
- Refractive errors, e.g. nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatism