How Often Should My Child Get an Eye Exam?

Children’s vision is ever-changing, so monitoring visual development is essential throughout their entire childhood.

To protect their vision, it is recommended that children have an eye exam once every year from the time they are 6 – 9 months old until they are 17 years old.

Our comprehensive eye examination will include vision testing to determine if your child needs prescription eyeglasses, assess eye alignment and how they work together binocularly, and look for any signs of eye disease that could require treatment.

What Should I Expect?

The tests we perform during your child’s eye exam will depend on a few factors. We want to ensure your child feels comfortable, and that we can get the information we need to best serve them.

For children who are not talking yet, we can use novel technologies and additional visual aids to evaluate their vision and ocular health. We will ask you questions regarding their history, behavior, and anything you may have noticed about their visual habits.

For older children, we do everything we can to help them feel relaxed and comfortable. We understand that going to the eye doctor can be intimidating, but our experienced team is here to help your child feel at ease and cared for.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s eye exam, do not hesitate to call our office!

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Truly Innovative Technology

Eye Love Optometry offers our patients a wide array of advanced diagnostic technology, unmatched in their ability to detect the most subtle retinal changes.  The tools we utilize ensure that we are always abreast of the ever-changing landscape of ophthalmic and optical science, allowing us to provide the most comprehensive care with the utmost precision and accuracy.


The Optos Daytona Plus generates an Optomap by using LASER-DRIVEN DIGITAL SCANS to create a 3-dimensional, ultra-widefield road map of your retina.  Just because you see well does NOT necessarily mean that your eyes are healthy, and the Optomap is the BEST SCREENING DEVICE available to help detect the earliest changes caused by diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, glaucoma, macular degeneration, eye cancer, & retinal breaks BEFORE you notice any change in your central vision.  It becomes a permanent part of your medical record, which can be compared to future scans to detect subtle, otherwise undetectable retinal health changes.  Although not a substitute for getting your pupils dilated (associated with light sensitivity and inability to see up close), the Optomap is a good alternative by imaging 82% of the retina with a single capture, and 97% with four captures.

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With an advanced retinal tracking system, the Carl Zeiss Meditec Cirrus HD-OCT provides the framework to precisely and comprehensively assess any retinal condition.  3-DIMENSIONAL DATA CUBES, exquisitely depicting each retinal layer, are registered with data from prior visits, allowing us to visualize the same retinal location, side-by-side, over time.  A THICKNESS CHANGE MAP generated helps us to determine the next steps in treatment.

For glaucoma patients, in particular, no other device offers a more complete suite of INTEGRATED GLAUCOMA DIAGNOSTICS, which include retinal nerve fiber layer, optic nerve head, anterior chamber drainage angle, central corneal thickness, and ganglion cell analysis assessment.  Along with Guided Progression Analysis™ (GPA), which provides a powerful tool for determining change in retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve head parameters, the SD-OCT sets the GOLD STANDARD IN THE STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT OF GLAUCOMATOUS CHANGES.

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The NIDEK TRS-5100 Digital Refractor is the latest generation of ELECTRONIC REFRACTION TECHNOLOGY, replacing the standard manual refractor, to aid the doctor in refining your eyeglass prescription. It allows the doctor to control the entire refraction process from a small TOUCH-SCREEN KEYPAD. Because it is completely programmable, lenses can be changed by the doctor at the touch of a button, making eyeglass prescription determination more EFFICIENT and ACCURATE than ever before.

Protect Their Vision

At Eye Love Optometry, we believe in:

  • Instilling Confidence
  • Trust Through Integrity
  • Knowledge Is Power

These concepts require fastidious dedication and apply to all of our patients, no matter their age.

We maintain a comfortable, safe environment for your child to learn about their vision and how to keep their eyes healthy and safe.  This knowledge will serve them throughout their lifetime.