Pediatric Exam

If you are planning to take your child to see an eye doctor or optometrist, this is a great decision, as regular exams are important for maintaining your child's vision health. Also, regular visits to a pediatric eye care specialist can help detect common vision problems early, which is key to successful treatment. At Modern Eyecare in Norwalk, CT, we know that preparing for a pediatric eye exam can be daunting, especially if it is your child's first time. But don't worry, it is not as complicated as it may seem. Here are some tips on how to get ready for your child's exam.

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Talk to Your Child About the Exam in a Positive Way

Before the exam, it is important to have a conversation with your child about what will happen during the visit. Be sure to use positive language and avoid words that may sound scary, such as "needle" or "shot." It is also helpful to explain why the eye doctor needs to check their eyes. For example, you can say something like, "The doctor needs to make sure your eyes are healthy and working well."

Choose the Right Time for the Appointment

Try to schedule the appointment at a time when your child is typically cheerful and cooperative. Avoid scheduling the appointment too close to naptime or bedtime, as this may make your child cranky.

Bring Along a Favorite Toy or Stuffed Animal

Especially for younger children, it can be helpful to bring along a favorite toy or stuffed animal. This will help your child feel more comfortable in the unfamiliar environment of the doctor's office. When it comes time for the exam, your child can hold on to their toy for comfort.

Prepare for Possible Tears

Although most children do not cry during eye checkup, some may become overwhelmed or upset. Remember that it is normal for some younger children to be confused during the exam.

Relax and Let Our Doctor Help

The most important thing you can do is relax and let the doctor do their job. These can exams are usually painless, so there is no need to worry. Our optometrist will be gentle with your child and will take the time to explain everything that is happening.

Let Us Help You Prepare for Your Child’s Eye Exam

At Modern Eyecare, we understand how important it is to have a positive experience with the eye doctor. We provide care to all our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's upcoming exam, please do not hesitate to contact us. We serve patients in Norwalk, CT, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (203) 523-7204 to schedule an appointment.

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Monday
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