When it comes to their eyes, kids really struggle articulating challenges that they face. As adults it seems natural that we would reach out to a professional if our vision was getting blurry around the edges, but a child may not know anything different. A comprehensive eye exam is the best way to have a clear and accurate perspective on the state of your child’s ocular health.
25% of school-age kids need corrective lenses. With the prevalence of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices with screens attached to them, the rate of vision deficiency among children is increasing. We even see some kids about their digital eye strain.
Since the vast majority of what your child will learn in school is presented visually, you’d be surprised how many once-struggling children thrive once they wear corrective lenses. Many people are surprised by this fact- we think it makes perfect sense. Imagine the difficulty in learning and understanding something completely new without being able to clearly see it.
If it has been more than a year since your child’s last eye exam, please request an appointment to schedule one for a day and time of your convenience.
More Information About Eye Exams for Kids
Kids should have eye exams at the following intervals:
Many school eye or vision screenings test only Acuity-Distance (clarity of sight in the distance). A child’s comprehensive eye examination should include testing of the following visual skills, all of which are important aspects of normal, healthy human vision:
The Office Staff is great and they are willing to take care of their patients. I had an emergency appointment and Dr. Nock drove in to see me, which is really great and saved me the time of trying to find another person that could see.
I want to thank all the staff once again I was treated wonderful by all. I have been a patient of Dr. Dittmans for several years and never have I been treated anything but with the utmost respect by all. So thank you very much.
I love Dittman eye care have been going there for many years and am always treated with respect and a smile from the staff and Dr. Dittman is a great doctor he takes the time he needs for his patients I cant imagine going any where else for my eye care needs
Had a great expiereance while there. The girls are very informative with what they told me about my eyes and Dr. Nock is a good eye doctor and really cares about my eyes. Thank you from Mary and Don McClain.
My first visit was excellent. I appreciated all the time taken from several members in choosing new frames. My exam was very informative and not rushed. I was completely satisfied.
Thank you for being a valued patient at Dittman Eyecare. Unfortunately, as you most likely already know the governor of PA, Tom Wolf mandated all non-life sustaining businesses close their doors immediately. As eye care providers that means we are allowed to only to take care of ocular emergencies.
As of now here are our plans:
At Dittman Eyecare we want you to know that we thank you for trusting us with your eye care needs. We also wish everyone stays healthy and keeps a positive mindset in these trying days, and we look forward to when we can open our doors and go back to business as usual!
Please reach out to us if any questions.