Children's Eye Exams

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Madison Eye Care Center
The Doctors Parker established and opened Madison Eye Care Center in October 200
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on Sunday, 13 November 2011
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Your children's eyes are important. The doctors at Madison Eye Care Center take special care while examining children’s eyes.  They know that 80% of learning comes through the eyes and annual eye exams are an important part of your child’s health. Every month we hear the same story from parents about a child who "isn't perfoming well at sports" or who is "having a problem in school", and it turns out they had poor vision and didn't know it.  It gives us  satisfaction when we hear stories from parents about how their child now hits the ball at their baseball games, or started to participate in class.

We participate with BCBS, VSP and Southland plans just to name a few. Most of these plans will entitle you to an eye health exam every year even if vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses isn’t needed. If vision correction is needed, the typical savings is 40%-70%. Below are answers to some of the most common questions about the Madison Eye Care Center and your child’s vision:

Q: Should my child’s eyes be examined even if they don’t have any complaints?
A: Yes, children don’t know if they’re not seeing correctly. They think that everybody sees like them. Since 2001, Madison Eye Care Center has focused on treating the eye health and vision of the whole family.
Q: Do you have a good selection of Children's frames?
A:  Yes, we have created and expanded our children's eyewear section to include over 150 styles and colors for both boys and girls.  When your child grows, we also have choices of many frames for those in-between years.  We focus our selection not only on the style of the frames but also the durability and safety of the frame.  Our kid’s eyeglass selection includes brands such as Nike, Disney, X-Games, and Flexon which are a combination of style and flexible material.  That means if your child is rough on his or her glasses they will hold up under wear-and-tear.
Q: My child is 3, should I bring him in for a Pediatric Eye Exam?
A: Your child should have his/her first eye exam by the age of 3. The American Optometric Association recommends children’s eye exams at 6 months, 3 years and 5 years and then every year thereafter.
Q: My child is starting Kindergarten. Should he have an exam before he starts?
A: Absolutely, your child should have their eyes examined by age 3.  Proper vision is especially important for learning in school.