Children’s Eye Exams in Columbia

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A Child’s Eyes Matter

As parents, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our kids receive comprehensive eye examinations when they should. According to the American Optometric Association, a child should receive a couple of exams before first grade, then 1 exam per year until adulthood. 

Keep in mind this is a minimum recommendation. Your eye doctor considers your child’s ocular health and may recommend a more frequent exam schedule based on their needs. 

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The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Typically, our eyes are done developing by our early 20s. As your child’s eyes develop, they are rapidly and drastically changing. 

If refractive errors like myopia are left untreated, they could cause school issues, such as trouble seeing the board or difficulty with sports activities. Good vision is integral for things like reading and comprehension, seeing lessons clearly, and social development.

Additionally, the earlier myopia control begins, the better the chances your child won’t need further correction like glasses or contacts later in life. And if correction is still required, it could be less because of the early myopia control.

What the Optometrist May Look For

Children’s exams aren’t all that different from an adult’s.

The focus of a children’s exam typically changes as they age; the following are common issues the eye doctor will check:

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One of our priorities is ensuring that your child has an enjoyable visit to the eye doctor. Allowing your child to be a part of your eye exam can be beneficial so they know what to expect. And during the exam, our team can ensure your child knows exactly what’s happening so they have a pleasant experience.

Schedule your child’s next eye exam at Essential Eyes Columbia today.

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Where to Park?

Plenty of parking is available right outside our office doors in the plaza.

Our Address

  • 1940 Shady Brook St., Suite E
  • Columbia, TN 38401

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 4:00 AM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 4:30 AM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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