Pediatric and Childrens Eye Carein Prior Lake
At Complete Family Eyecare, we understand the importance of great vision and eye health for a child’s development and academic success. Dr. Steve and Dr. Sarah are dedicated to providing high-quality eye care for children of all ages in a caring, fun, and kid-friendly fashion. From infants who are learning to explore the new world around them to teenagers who are discovering new perspectives, we use age-appropriate tools and techniques and equipment to determine a child's visual skills, visual acuity, and eye health.
When to begin your child’s eye care? We suggest a baseline comprehensive eye examination for children at age three and annual eye examinations thereafter.
Remember! A school vision screening or vision screening with your Pediatrician does not take the place of a complete annual vision examination with an eye care professional (Dr. Steve and Dr. Sarah).
We also recommend prompt attention and examination (at any age) if your child is having any of the following urgent concerns:
Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis If your child is experiencing excessive eye redness, mattering, discharge, or an injury, please call our clinic at 952-562-8116 or schedule appointment online as soon as possible. Unlike Urgent Care or your Pediatrician’s office, Dr. Steve and Dr. Sarah have the specialty equipment and experience to properly diagnose eye infections (pink eye) and prescribe the proper treatment which vary depending on type of infection or injury. For after hour urgent concerns, please text 612-578-5516.
During a pediatric eye exam, we'll check for any eye conditions and diseases that can affect your little one’s vision negatively. This helps with early detection and treatment, ensuring good eye health and vision for a lifetime.
A child doesn't have to experience vision problems or eye discomfort to see an optometrist. We encourage all parents to prioritize their child's eye health by scheduling a comprehensive pediatric eye exam with Complete Family Eyecare in Prior Lake.
Eye Exams for Children
Did you know that 20% of children require vision correction? Neglecting this can significantly affect their education, as 80% of learning is visual. We suggest annual eye examinations to all children, even without any visual complaints, to fully assess the health and performance of their eyes. We provide a fun and caring experience. We are here to help!
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions.