Pediatric Vision Testing in Brentwood, Lindenhurst, Patchogue of Long Island NY Areas.
Pediatrics of Long Island offers walk-in vision testing for children with no appointment necessary.
Your child’s eyes are an important part of their everyday life and function. At Long Island Pediatrics, our pediatricians provide pediatric ophthalmology services including comprehensive vision testing to determine the health of your child’s eyes, so you can help protect their eyesight for years to come. If you are interested in scheduling a vision test for your child, the experienced professionals at all 3 of our convenient Long Island area locations can help by providing appropriate screening services that can identify vision problems early, so your child receives the corrective treatment they need as quickly as possible.
A pediatric vision screening is an important part of ensuring your child’s continued health and normal development. By scheduling a vision test for your child, you give your pediatrician a chance to identify a wide range of vision disorders including strabismus, refractive error, amblyopia, and other abnormalities. By identifying these issues early, you can help ensure your child receives corrective eye wear and other treatments that can reverse abnormalities such as misalignment of the eyes.
As experienced pediatricians, our doctors understand how important your child’s growth and development are to their continued health. We strive to offer comprehensive pediatric care that ensures your child’s well-being for year to come. We are proud to offer vision tests for children of all ages to help parents provide the very best care possible.
There are several different types of vision screenings used for children, including an acuity screening, autorefractive screening, and photoscreening. The most commonly used vision test is an acuity screening, though because it relies heavily on the participation of the child, it is most effective in children over the age of 5. Auto refractive screening and photo screening are objective screenings that use machines to determine refractive error or other issues that may be causing vision problems. These types of screenings are especially helpful if you suspect that your young child may be having vision issues. For children 1 year old or younger, your doctor can check for nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism, amblyopia, and how the eyes are aligned, react to changes in light, and how they move.
It is generally recommended that children receive regular eye exams at birth, before starting school, and then regularly throughout their school years. This will allow your child’s doctor to understand how their eyes are developing and provide ongoing treatment and support that will allow them to achieve and maintain the best eyesight possible. Our pediatric ophthalmologist can provide the exceptional eye care your child deserves at every step of their development.
Your child’s eyes are a primary way that they will experience the world throughout their life. Ensure their eyes are as healthy as possible by scheduling regular vision tests for them. If it is time for your child to see an ophthalmologist, or if you suspect they may be having vision problems, contact Long Island Pediatrics today to schedule an appointment. We operate 3 convenient locations in the Long Island area in Greater Brentwood, Lindenhurst and Patchogue 6 days a week. We provide comprehensive pediatric care including age-appropriate vision screenings.