Does My Child Need Glasses?

It can be difficult to know whether or not your child needs glasses, especially if they are too young to clearly articulate the difficulty they might be having seeing. There are signs that your child’s eyesight is not as good as it should be. If you are at all concerned about their eye health or sight, make an appointment with Wilkinson Eye Center in Pontiac, MI. Our doctors have been providing care in Oakland County for more than 40 years, and you will be treated like family by our friendly and certified technical staff.

Signs Your Child Needs Glasses

There are many different signs that your child may need glasses. They may rub their eyes or feel sleepy (heavy-lidded). They might complain of headaches or be irritable. You may notice that your child has difficulty reading. They may even seem more clumsy than normal, bumping into walls. If you have any doubt about their eye health, you should bring them in to be evaluated. Correcting eyesight early can have a big impact on everything from daily behavior to cognitive development.

Age-Based Guidelines for Visits to the Eye Doctor

Whether or not your child needs glasses, you should get them in for an initial examination with Wilkinson Eye Center between ages 3 and 5. If there are issues before that age, their pediatrician will encourage you to see us sooner. You should have your child’s eyesight checked again before first grade, then every two years after that unless they develop problems.

Choosing Glasses for Children

Kids are tough on glasses, so there are certain factors you should consider when selecting glasses for your kids. Make sure to get a scratch-resistant coating on the lenses. Make sure the lenses are made of a polycarbonate material – it’s lighter weight and shatterproof. We have a great variety of frames available.

We are dedicated to providing a quality experience from the appointment scheduling through the examination. Our reception and billing staff will help navigate the complexities of your insurance benefits and our optical shop can fill your prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.

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