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Pediatric Eye Exams in Albuquerque

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Clear Vision and Success In School | Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses

Did you know that an estimated 80% of everything your child learns in school is acquired through their vision? This is why undetected vision problems may cause a child to be misdiagnosed with “learning difficulties” or “ADHD." This can lead to children receiving treatment and medications that won't help them, for a condition they don't have.

1/10 children has an issue with their visual skills that can severely harm their ablity to succeed in school and sports, causing failures and struggles that can negatively impact their self esteem and confidence.

Don’t wait until it's too late. By the time your child realizes their vision is holding them back, they may already be really far behind.

At Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.

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School Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

If you're relying on your child's school vision screening to decide if their vision is alright, you may be making a big mistake. While pediatric or school vision screenings check your child’s eyes for basic aberrations or abnormalities, they can miss many red flags that can still make learning hard fr your child, even if they have 20/20 vision.

Comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of detection and treatment of vision problems which can interfere with kids’ learning development. The exam includes tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, vision acuity, and overall eye health.

What is Assessed During a Pediatric Eye Exam?

As part of your child's comprehensive eye exam, our Albuquerque optometrist at Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses will perform a thorough internal and external eye health evaluation. Our pediatric experts use specialized instruments, testing procedures, and technologies that provide accurate results and are specially designed wth children in mind.

The pediatric eye exam evaluates the following:

  • Eye Focusing
  • Depth Perception
  • Color Perception
  • Eye Tracking
  • Eye Muscle Teaming
  • Peripheral Awareness
  • Near Visual Acuity
  • Distance Visual Acuity

How Often Should a Child Have an Eye Exam?

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Following that, they should have their eyes examined at age 3 and at around age 5.
For school-aged children who don’t require correction, an eye exam every two years is recommended. Children wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, however, should be examined annually or as recommended by your optometrist.

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Glasses for Kids

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses has a wide variety of safe, age-appropriate options in children's eyewear. We work with children every day, so we know the styles, shapes, and colors they enjoy. Young children find the bright colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces. We carry a large range of frames for children sporting fun and imaginative twists on stylish brands, with a pediatric fit in mind.

All of our pediatric frames are durable and comfortable, so they can stand up to the bumps and scrapes of childhood. Do your kids play sports? Athletic eyewear for children can help protect their eyes from sports injuries.

At Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses, we have eyewear for every child and teen, no matter their features or preferences.

Contact Lenses for Teens

Have your child experience the freedom of contact lenses.

Does your child not like the way they look in glasses? Contact lenses could be the confidence booster they need.

Have they always wished they could explore new eye colors? Contact lenses can enhance the natural color of your child's eyes or change them all together, giving their eyes a more vibrant look.

They’ll also enjoy having the freedom of not worrying about losing or breaking glasses, and may participate in activities that they weren’t able to before.

Give your child the gift of clear and comfortable vision, and schedule their contact lens fitting with Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses today!

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Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses's pediatric optometry division is a source of pride for our practice. We work incredibly hard to help infants, children and teens have the ability to see, perceive and experience the world as clearly as possible.

Make pediatric eye exams a priority. Visit Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses for a routine comprehensive pediatric eye exam, or come to us with your concerns regarding your infant or toddler’s vision, and we’ll make sure to find the optimal solution for his or her visual problems. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses is dedicated to ensuring excellent vision and serves patients from in and around Albuquerque.

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