High Point Pediatric Eye Exam

A comprehensive High Point pediatric eye exam requires more than just a vision check. As a result, your Eye Point Optometry pediatric eye exam consists of multiple procedures to evaluate the health of your child’s eyes and determine if prescription lenses are needed for their best possible vision.

Why Does My Child Need An Eye Exam?

  1. Studies suggest that nearly 45% of children in the US need vision correction due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
  2. If there is a family history of eye health or vision issues, such as “lazy eye,” Eye Point Optometry urges you to schedule a pediatric eye xam for your child within their first 6 to 12 months.

What Is The Eye Exam Procedure For A Child?

Eye Point Optometry’s pediatric eye exam includes the following tests and procedures:

  1. Visual Field Screening: This test can reveal missing areas of vision that can be related to eye diseases, but can also detect brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes
  2. Eye Pressure Check: Elevated eye pressure can lead to the development of glaucoma  (Don’t worry, we don’t do the air puff test!)  
  3. Refraction: This is the procedure that allows Dr. Sellers to determine your child’s glasses prescription…Which is better, one or two?  
  4. Dilation: In order to evaluate the full health of your child’s eyes, dilation is recommended. With dilation, eye drops are used to enlarge the pupil allowing Dr. Sellers to more easily see the internal structures of your child’s eyes. This aids in checking for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retina holes or tears, and other eye issues.  
  5. Additional tests may be performed based on your child’s individual needs or issues such as blurry vision or constant blinking. We may also recommend retinal photography for to document other findings such as moles and freckles.

What Does A Pediatric Eye Exam Cost?

Eye Point Optometry eye exams cost $99 for cash-pay patients in High Point, NC. For those with medical or vision insurance, we will work with you to find the best available payment option. Eye Point Optometry works with most major insurance providers. Additional information can be found here.

How Much Time Does A Child’s Eye Exam Take?

Eye Point Optometry pediatric eye exams take approximately 45 minutes to one hour. If your child also needs a contact lens fitting, their appointment make take an additional 15 minutes.

Pediatric Eye Exam Recommendations

  1. Schedule a pediatric eye exam for your children in their first 6 to 12 months.
  2. Schedule a pediatric eye exam promptly if you have any sudden concerns for your child’s vision such as blurry vision or problems reading or seeing in school.
  3. After their initial pediatric eye exam, schedule additional exams annually. Children’s eyes grow quickly and vision problems can occur as a result. Pediatric eye exams can also help us identify other potential health issues early.

If you have specific health or vision conditions or concerns for your child, you may want to review the American Optometric Association’s recommendations, review our Frequently Asked Questions below, or call us at (336) 422-7136 to talk to us directly about your concerns.

Eye Point Optometry is eager to provide the best pediatric eye exams in High Point. Please call (336) 422-7136 to schedule an eye appointment or reach out to us below!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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A comprehensive eye exam typically takes 45 minutes to one hour. If you also need a contact lens fitting, it may take 10-15 additional minutes.

If you have no insurance coverage, we offer a cash pay price of $99 for an exam for glasses. There are additional fees for contact lens evaluations. Before we can know exactly what your out of pocket costs may be, we will ask for your vision and medical insurance to determine if you have insurance coverage that will help you pay for some or all of the cost of an eye exam.

Children should have their first exam between 6 months and 1 year of age. This exam can be free of charge if performed by an InfantSee provider (https://infantsee.org/). If all findings are normal, another exam should be performed before starting kindergarten.

Healthy individuals should have an exam every 1-2 years. Contact lens wearers and those with diseases such as diabetes should be seen yearly.

Schedule a pediatric eye exam for your children in their first 6 to 12 months and annually after that. Children’s eyes grow quickly and vision problems can occur as a result. Pediatric eye exams can also help us identify other potential health issues early.

Young children often do not complain about blurry vision or difficulty seeing things. Some signs you can look for are eye rubbing, squinting, and sitting close to the television. School age children may complain of headaches, tired eyes, and may avoid reading.

Dilation is the process where the pupils are enlarged using eye drops, and is a normal part of a routine eye exam. This allows the doctor to view the inside of the eyes to ensure they are healthy. Dilation does have some side effects such as up close blurry vision and light sensitivity.

In most cases, yes, you can drive while your eyes are dilated. For most people, driving while your eyes are dilated is safe as dilation will only cause difficulty seeing up close. If the doctor feels that your vision will be too impaired to drive safely, it will be discussed before putting in the drops. If you are uncomfortable driving while dilated, we recommend that you bring a driver.

If you have no insurance coverage, we offer a cash pay price of $99 for an exam for glasses. There are additional fees for contact lens evaluations. Before we can know exactly what your out of pocket costs may be, we will ask for your vision and medical insurance to determine if you have insurance coverage that will help you pay for some or all of the cost of an eye exam.

Yes! Eye Point Optometry is partnered with Optics Eyewear to provide eye care and eye glasses in one visit to one location.

We offer eye exams in a convenient and central location in High Point, NC.

  1. You can call us at (336) 422-7136.
  2. You can reach out to us online here.
  3. You can visit our office and schedule an appointment in person.

Eye Exams are critical not only to protect and improve your vision, but also for the good of your overall health. Eye Exams can help us identify early warning signs for high blood pressure, diabetes, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes.

If you have no insurance coverage for your child, we offer a cash pay price of $99 for a pediatric eye exam for glasses. There are additional fees for contact lens evaluations. Before we can know exactly what your out of pocket costs may be, we will ask for your vision and medical insurance to determine if you have insurance coverage that will help you pay for some or all of the cost of your child’s eye exam.

Dilation allows the doctor to view the inside of the eyes to ensure they are healthy. Dilation does have some side effects such as up close blurry vision and light sensitivity. Eye doctors use eye drops to enlarge, or dilate, the pupils. Dilation is a normal part of a routine eye exam.

Yes! We are located near Thomasville near Main Street in High Point, NC. We welcome any patients from Thomasville!

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