Children depend on their eyes for learning. Over 80% of classroom learning is dependent on vision, while a large portion of social cues are indicated through body language and facial expression. Studies have shown that kids rely on social cues more than adults, especially gestural. Give your child their best chance at seeing everything life has to offer with regular eye exams.
Kids should have their eyes checked once a year, starting at six months of age. Poor eyesight can heavily impact their education, so it is very important for them to have their eye checked before they begin preschool.
To ensure your child’s eyes are developing properly, we look at the structure and function of the eyes. We use high-tech, but non-invasive, optometric equipment to take a closer look at their retina, macula and optic nerve.
We also test their acuity, eye teaming, and color vision. Ocular conditions like strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and even myopia (nearsightedness) can be mitigated with early detection. Other issues, such as color vision defects which affect 1 in 10 males, can be detected early on, giving your child a chance to better understand the world around them as they grow.
Some kids have anxiety over visiting the optometrist. You can assure your children that our procedures are generally painless. We test their eyes with lights, lenses and cameras. The machines may be big, but they’re quiet and safe. When they are old enough, we will ask for their input on their vision tests.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is being reported at a younger age, with greater frequency. There are ways to manage this condition. Ensuring your child has proper, multifocal lenses to reduce eye strain can have a large effect on their future vision. Have your child’s eyes checked regularly – once a year throughout their school years.
We are located on Reno Corporate Drive off of Longley and Barron Way. From Longley off McCarran turn east onto Barron way then turn south on Reno Corporate Drive. We will be on your right side. From Double R heading toward Longley, turn north on Reno Corporate Drive just before Longley. Proceed on Reno Corporate Drive to the last drive way before Barron Way. We will be on your left side.
|Monday:||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Tuesday:||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday:||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday:||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Friday:||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Saturday:||10:00am - 4:00pm|