7 Necessities of a Great Pediatric Eye Exam

Summer is almost here and you know what that means—Summer break! Since the kids will be out of school for three months, it’s a perfect time to schedule a pediatric eye exam.

We know, it’s not exactly the ultimate idea of summer fun. But getting the little ones in for routine eye checkups is important because they don’t always know when they’re having eye problems.

In reality, up to 25% of students between Kindergarten and 6th grade have vision-related problems. Unfortunately, these problems aren’t always discovered with basic vision screenings.


A pediatric eye doctor will be able to properly examine and diagnose eye problems such as:

  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Lazy Eye
  • Crossed-eyes
  • And more

A Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exam Evaluates:

  1. Visual acuity: How clearly the child sees objects
  2. Refractive status: Whether or not the child has nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism.
  3. Eye health problems: Includes active pathology or congenital anomalies.
  4. Eye-tracking: How well the eyes fixate, smoothly follow and look between objects or printed words.
  5. Eye focusing: The ability to efficiently adjust and maintain focus while reading.
  6. Eye teaming: The strength to coordinate both eyes accurately and without fatigue or excessive effort. Accurate eye teaming is also important for proper two-eyed depth perception or stereopsis.
  7. Hand-Eye Coordination: Growing children use vision to explore the world by identifying and directing movement. Vision problems can prevent the proper development of perception and eye-hand coordination skills.

Schedule a Pediatric Exam With Our Pediatric Eye Doctor in Whiteville, NC

If you need an optometrist for a thorough pediatric eye examination, Dr. Tiffany Jackson has the right experience and expertise to help you.

East Carolina Optometric Care has a reputation of excellence with years of outstanding service in the Whiteville community. We were also awarded the Patient’s Choice Award in 2016!

Call 910-914-6442 or Book Your Appointment Online

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