Child Eye Exam


We know that kids can be tricky with any doctors, so we have built an environment at our Greenwood office where children can feel safe and secure. This not only helps kids enjoy their annual eye exams more, but also engages them on an intellectual level – we have highly sophisticated equipment which kids love to learn about.

What To Expect On the Day

You should try to arrive around 10 minutes before the scheduled appointment time – this lets us handle any paperwork, and we may be able to start the exam a few minutes early. All members of the team know how important it is to make kids feel at home, and we make every effort to help them get relaxed and interested before we begin.

Even the most engaged children let their attention wander before long – it’s in their nature. That’s why we have optimized our children’s eye exam to be conducted in just 20-30 minutes, without compromising on the first-rate eye care for which we are known.

Using Technology to Enable Unbeatable Eye Care

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to children’s eye exams, so we always perform tests which are specific to your child’s needs. The foundation of all testing is our technology: we invest in cutting-edge equipment to offer your children superior eye care and the best chance of growing up with quality vision.

Preliminary Testing

During preliminary testing, our optometric technician will take a few images of your child’s eye – this aids the exam itself, and also gives the child a gentle introduction to eye exams. As well as taking images, the technician may perform corneal tomography, ocular coherence tomography, and some retinal photography, all of which helps our doctors prepare their exam.

Tests include
  • Slit lamp exam, which looks at the cornea and inner eye. Floaters and other visual indicators of health are assessed by the doctor during this test.
  • Diopsys, which measures the nerve function between the eye and the brain.
  • Tonometry, which measures eye pressure.
  • A visual acuity test, which measures the quality of your vision.
  • Binocular vision testing.
  • Eye teaming and muscular testing.

This visual acuity test can be conducted in different ways; for example, we will rely heavily on visual cues from a toddler, whereas a six year old can probably articulate their difficulties to some degree.