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  • Type Examination Children's eye exam from the age of 8
  • Goal Accurately measure eyesight
  • Eye Tests Binocular and neurological vision exam, refraction, and ocular microscopy
  • Eye dilatation drops? to measure accurately is sometimes necessary
  • Time 1 hour
  • Fee €75

Your child’s eyes are precious. Good vision is essential for their learning development, motor skills, and overall well-being. Just like adults, children can experience various eye conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and lazy eye. Early detection and treatment of these conditions can prevent further vision problems and learning difficulties.

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Why a child's eye exam is important:

A child’s eye exam is an essential part of preventive care for your child. It offers several benefits:

  • Early detection of eye disorders: Children are often unaware of vision problems, which can allow conditions like nearsightedness or lazy eye to go unnoticed. An eye exam can detect these disorders in their early stages, when treatment is most effective.
  • Improved academic performance: Good vision is crucial for learning. Eye problems can lead to difficulty concentrating, headaches, and impaired reading skills. A child’s eye exam can ensure that your child gets the most out of their education.
  • Optimal development: Good vision is important for your child’s motor development, coordination, and depth perception. Eye problems can hinder participation in sports, play, and other activities. A child’s eye exam can help ensure that your child can develop to their full potential.

Additional benefits of child eye exams:

  • Identifying binocular vision and eye coordination issues: Binocular vision is the ability of both eyes to work together to achieve single, clear vision. Eye coordination is essential for depth perception, hand-eye coordination, and other visual tasks. Eye exams can identify any problems with binocular vision or eye coordination that may affect a child’s learning or development.

  • Providing personalized recommendations: Based on the results of the eye exam, an optometrist can provide personalized recommendations for vision correction, such as glasses or contact lenses, if needed. They can also offer advice on managing any identified eye conditions and promoting overall eye health.

What to expect during a child's eye exam

Our experienced optometrists specialize in working with children and create a child-friendly environment to make the eye exam as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The examination includes several steps:

  • Visual screening: We check your child’s vision at distance and near.
  • Eye examination: We examine the different parts of the eye, such as the cornea, iris, lens, and retina, for abnormalities.
  • Refraction measurement: We determine the strength of your child’s eyes to see if they need glasses or contact lenses.
  • Neurological tests: We assess the function of the eye muscles and optic nerves and check the coordination of both eyes.

After the eye exam, we will discuss the findings with you and answer any questions you may have. We will provide you with personalized advice on your child’s eye health, including:

  • The need for glasses or contact lenses and the best options for your child.

  • Additional tests or treatments if necessary.

  • Tips for maintaining your child’s eye health, such as taking regular breaks from screen time, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep.

Schedule a Child Eye Exam Today:

Invest in your child’s eye health and schedule a child eye exam today with our optometrists in Amsterdam.