Children Exams

Eye exams for children are extremely important. 5 -10 percent of pre-school aged children and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial. If left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss.

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Your pediatrician likely will be the first medical professional to examine your child's eyes. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.

When scheduling an eye exam, choose a time when your child is usually alert and happy. An exam for a child generally will involve a case history (what’s wrong), vision testing, determination of whether eyeglasses are needed, testing of eye alignment, an eye health examination and a consultation with you regarding the findings.

Be sure to tell your eye doctor if your child has a history of prematurity, has delayed motor development, engages in frequent eye rubbing, blinks excessively, fails to maintain eye contact, cannot seem to maintain a fixed gaze while looking at objects, has poor eye tracking skills or has failed a pediatrician or pre-school vision screening.


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San Antonio Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

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9:00 am-5:00 pm

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9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

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Closed

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  • "We use Eyes on Texas Vision Care for all of our family’s vision needs. Recently, we had to have our youngest fitted for new glasses and he made the experience fun for her and informative for us. We know Dr. Kessner will always take good care of our family’s eye care and that’s why we wouldn’t go to anywhere else."
    The Harrison Family
  • "Dr. Kessner and his staff are so patient and friendly. Dr. Kessner prescribed me glasses and I had the toughest time picking out frames. They didn’t rush, but instead made helpful suggestions and now I have an awesome pair of frames, not to mention the fact that I can see ten times better than before. You guys are the best!"
    Shelly