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Kids Eye Exam in Montrose, COOptometric Care for Kids in Delta and Montrose, Colorado

baby in red glassesAs a parent, you may wonder whether your pre-schooler has a vision problem or when a first eye exam should be scheduled.

Eye exams for children are extremely important. About 5 to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children in the Montrose area have vision problems. Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial because, if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss.

Early eye exams also are important because children need basic visual skills for learning including near and distance vision, eye teaming (binocularity), eye movement ad focusing skills, peripheral awareness and eye/hand coordination. Because of the importance of good vision for learning, some states require an eye exam for all children entering school for the first time.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for your child at our convenient location in Montrose, CO.
  • When should kids have their eyes examined? Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6. Visit our Montrose eye doctor for the best kids eye exam.
  • Does your child play baseball, hockey or football? Does he or she take gymnastics or swimming lessons, or ski?
  • Contact lenses may be an option for your kid. Call(970) 240-0439 to talk to our eye doctor.
  • Experts say that 80% of what your child learns in school is presented visually. Be sure to schedule a complete eye exam for your child prior to the start of school.
  • We recently sat down with Dr. Buchanan for a Q & A session about kids and contact lenses. Have any questions of your own?
  • Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond.
  • We all know children need routine eye exams, but how often do they need to see the eye doctor?
  • How do you know if your child has lazy eye?
  • A focusing problem, which can affect reading and learning