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Pediatric Eye Exams

Dr. Bruce Coward and Associates Provides Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams for Your Family

The entire team at Dr. Bruce Coward and Associates is dedicated to providing quality vision care for your entire family in the Brighton, Trenton, and Belleville areas. We recommend that your child have an eye exam prior to beginning school in order to detect and address any problems that could have a negative effect on their schooling and education. We are proud to be your family optometrist!

Kids wearing glassesPediatric Eye Exams Are Essential for Your Child's Well-Being

Pediatric eye exams are an essential part of your child's overall well-being as they allow us to diagnose many vision issues such as poor eyesight and color blindness that can cause them frustration and fear in a way that they are not yet able to articulate. Many children who have scholastic or behavioral issues are suffering from eyesight our vision problems that are easily remedied. If you are concerned about your child's academic performance, it may be time for them to have another pediatric eye exam.

What to Expect at a Pediatric Eye Exam Appointment

Your child will be screened for certain visual issues that can occur with some children. Our optometrist will test for the following:

  • That their eyes are moving well together
  • That they have an appropriate level of depth perception
  • That the brain is communicating with the information provided by the eyes
  • Color blindness
  • An eye chart exam (if the child knows their alphabet)
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Refractive issues such as astigmatism, myopia, or hyperopia
  • Slit lamp test will also be administered to exam the eyelids, cornea, conjunctiva, iris, and lens

Our staff is accustomed to working with children and we will do all that we can during the examination to ensure that they are comfortable and that their stress level is as low as possible. To help them to feel relaxed, we can explain every step of the process, or simply give an overview of the total examination depending on their comfort level. Pediatric examinations are designed to be as comprehensive as possible in the shortest amount of time in order to reduce the amount of stress that the child feels. 

Contact Dr. Bruce Coward and Associates Today to Schedule a Pediatric Eye Exam for Your Child

Is your child experiencing difficulty at school or having unusual behavioral problems? Difficulty with their eyesight could be to blame. Call us today at (613) 475-3900 to reach our Brighton office, (613) 392-6211 for Trenton, and (613) 968-6560 for Belleville. We look forward to seeing you soon!