We at Palisade Eye know that healthy eyes and optimal vision are goals that should be reached for early on. Pediatric eye exams done by our Jersey City ophthalmologist
get your child started on the right path, allowing them to become accustomed to having their eyes examined. It's not a painful or uncomfortable visit and with just a little preparation, your child will find a pediatric eye exam is nothing to be scared of or anxious about. Beyond the possibility of some minor stinging when eye drops are applied, it's a snap. We also have created an atmosphere that is fun and welcoming, resulting in a pleasant experience.
Eye Care Jersey City
Our Jersey City ophthalmologist
will do a thorough checking of your child's visual acuity to determine if he or she may need eyeglasses. When a child is old enough to read, an eye chart along with pictures and letters is a helpful tool, but what of children who are not yet old enough to read? No need to worry. Vision can still be gauged using “the tumbling E” game. This is a series of E's that are presented and your child will say which direction the E's are pointing in. It's a very effective and fun way for your child to have her or his vision checked. If eyeglasses are necessary, for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or even for an eye issue like amblyopia (also called lazy eye), a prescription will be written and our optician will promptly fill it. We have an impressive selection of frames for children and we will ensure that your child's new eyeglasses fit properly, not pinching around the nose or ears and not so loose that they fall off.
The other component of a pediatric eye exam is screening for common eye diseases. Cataracts and glaucoma are not just something that can occur in adults. Other issues like double vision and drooping eyelid will be checked for too. Most eye diseases and problems can exist and even advance without any symptoms at all. So you can't just observe your child or ask if something is bothering them. Only a pediatric eye exam with our Jersey City ophthalmologist
will reveal the existence of a concern that should be addressed.
Pediatric Eye Exams Jersey City
203 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
By Palisade Eye
July 16, 2014