Children's Eye Exams in Humboldt

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Eye exams can help provide your child with the opportunity to see their best. Whether they’re struggling with a refractive error like myopia, or if you have a family history of eye diseases or conditions, an eye exam can help reveal these issues and give your optometrist a chance to manage them.

To start your child’s eye health off on the right foot, there’s no better way to preserve their vision than by having an eye exam.

Please, book your eye exam with our team today!

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Why Are Eye Exams Important for My Child?

Eye exams can help provide your child with much more than just a prescription for glasses; they are critical for finding and managing a variety of eye diseases and conditions that could develop without your child’s knowledge.

Including the diagnosis of common refractive errors like myopia and hyperopia, eye exams are instrumental for detecting:

Detecting these issues early on can help us develop a plan to manage them before they cause permanent damage to your child’s vision.

The Eye Exam in a Nutshell

We like to start every exam with a very quick chat about your child’s health and family health history. This chat helps us make sure your health records are all accurate and up-to-date, and it will also provide you with an opportunity to tell us any questions or concerns you might have.

Once we wrap up this conversation, we’ll assess your child’s visual strength and acuity. We can do this in several different ways, but the most common are using an eye chart and a phoropter. These tools can help us find what prescription your child will need to help see the best they can.

Following these assessments, we’ll dive into your child’s eye health. Assessing your child’s eye health is extremely important because it allows us to detect any issues that may affect your child’s vision. We use a number of innovative tools to do this, including:

Once we have determined the state of your child’s eye health, we’ll provide any lens prescriptions for your child to either help manage issues with their eye health or vision.

How To Spot Your Child’s Vision Problems

It can be tough to spot problems with your child’s vision. Oftentimes, they may not know they have an issue, or they might be too young to communicate their problem.

However, this doesn’t mean they are invisible. By looking for these behavioural signs, you can spot your child’s vision problems and get them the help they need. Some common signs can include:

  • Sitting too close to the television to see
  • Holding objects up close or in awkward positions to see them
  • Skipping lines or words while reading
  • Difficulty maintaining focus at school or home
  • Constantly rubbing their eyes

If you start to notice any of these issues, please take your child in for an eye exam.

Myopia & Your Child

Myopia is one of the most common refractive errors around the world. It affects adults, and it can also affect children as young as 3 years old.

Myopia occurs when the eye becomes elongated. This shape then prevents light from focusing on the retina, and instead focuses in front of the retina, causing far away objects to become blurry.

To help manage this issue with children, we offer MiSight 1-day contact lenses. These lenses help correct myopia as well as slow its progression.

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Please, book your child’s eye exam today! We can help your child start their eye care journey on the right foot and provide them with the tools they need to help ensure healthy vision as they grow older.

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You can find our office right on Main Street in Humboldt, right next to Accent Insurance Services. There is ample street parking, and our office is wheelchair accessible.

Our Address

517 Main Street
Chamney Platz
P.O Box #3720

Humboldt, SK S0K 2AO

Contact

Phone: 306.682.1590
Fax: 306.682.1593
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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