Pediatric Vision Specialists
Pediatric Optometrist located in Pella, IA
As a parent, you want to be sure that your child is up-to-date on their overall health exams and evaluations. Making sure your child’s vision is intact through regular visits is imperative. At Pediatric Vision Specialists in Pella, Iowa, pediatric specialist Bre Scott, OD, provides kid-friendly care every step of the way. Call Pediatric Vision Specialists or use the convenient online booking tool to set up your child’s next eye exam today.
Pediatric EyeCare Q & A
Pediatric eye care encompasses all optometric services focused on improving kids’ vision and treating conditions affecting their eyes. Kids are different from adults when it comes to getting any kind of care, even eye care. It might be hard for them to put the way they feel or what they see into words, or they might feel intimidated or afraid in a new setting like an eye care office.
At Pediatric Vision Specialists, Dr. Bre wants to make eye care easy for kids. She and the rest of the kid-friendly team make the experience as comfortable as possible and remind patients that a visit to the optometrist is nothing to fear. Once they’re relaxed and at ease, Dr. Bre talks even her youngest patients through their eye exams, diagnoses, and treatments.
Even though kids’ eyes are still young and not fully developed, they can experience vision problems just like adults. To make sure that your child is seeing clearly or correct their vision if they’re not, you must bring your child to Pediatric Vision Specialists for an exam from Dr. Bre at least once every two years. The first exam should happen when they’re as young as 6 months old.
If your child needs glasses or contact lenses, he or she needs more frequent eye testing. You should come to Pediatric Vision Specialists about once a year or as often as Dr. Bre tells you to. Kids with vision problems can pick their own glasses frames, and Dr. Bre offers hard-to-break Dilli Dalli® glasses that allow kids to play freely without worrying about breaking them.
All children should visit Pediatric Vision Specialists for eye care beginning as young as 6 months of age. Signs that your child may be struggling from a vision problem include:
- Difficulty focusing on their vision
- High light sensitivity
- Whiteness in their pupil
- Eye redness that doesn’t go away
- Eye-watering that doesn’t go away
- Misaligned eyes
Your child might not directly say that they have trouble seeing. Instead, look for other indications, like sitting close to the TV or difficulty reading books.
Call or click online to set up your child’s next routine eye exam or talk to Dr. Bre about unusual symptoms today.