Clarity Optometry

Children's Eye Exams in Torrance

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Clarity Is For Kids Too

Little eyes are an important part of family eye care. There are so many reasons beyond just clear vision to get your child’s eyes checked.

Vision problems can make learning difficult and stressful. Retention and recall of information become challenging when eyesight suffers. Children may be misdiagnosed with learning disabilities or hyperactivity, all because they don’t see properly.

If basic visual skills aren’t developing properly, kids might suffer from poor hand-eye coordination. They can also struggle to tell the difference between letters on a page, and their reading comprehension may suffer as a result.

Consider your optometrist a critical part of your child’s future. Book an appointment today.

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When Should Children Get Eye Exams?

It’s never too early for clarity! The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their first comprehensive eye exam between 6 and 12 months. This exam provides a baseline and sets kids up for a lifetime of clear vision and healthy eyes.

As the eyes continue to develop between the ages of 3 and 5, an optometrist should check your child’s eyes for any conditions that might become long-lasting issues. Kids’ eyes change rapidly during the preschool years, so it’s vital to make sure that they have an annual comprehensive eye exam before first grade.

Why Does My Child Need An Eye Exam?

Did you know that simple, school-provided vision screenings miss up to 75% of kids with vision problems? That’s why comprehensive eye exams are so important.

Time spent on digital devices is increasing among kids and young teenagers. Too much screen time might cause digital eye strain. If you’re one of the many parents concerned your child’s screen time could lead to vision problems, your optometrist can help.

Another common problem among the 3 to 13 year age group is myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness. If kids can’t read the ABCs on the blackboard, they’ll have a hard time learning them.

If kids are struggling with school or behavioral issues, vision problems might be the culprit. Undiagnosed eye issues

What to Expect During Your Child’s Eye Exam

Many kids are nervous about going to an eye exam, but Dr. Flores has a calm, caring demeanor that will set your child at ease. Eye exams at Clarity Optometry are thorough and unhurried—little ones will have plenty of time to adjust to their surroundings.

If you have any questions or concerns, we’ll gladly address them before proceeding with the exam. Just let us know what you and your child need to feel comfortable. And the more history you can provide about your child’s health and habits, the better.

We’ll make you feel like family!

Eye Exams Can Detect More Than Just Poor Vision

Many vision problems and eye diseases don’t have any symptoms, and only a comprehensive eye exam can uncover if there’s an issue. Children are especially vulnerable because they might not know anything is wrong, and they might think their vision is perfectly normal.

Simple vision screening is no substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. Just because your child can read the words on the blackboard doesn’t mean everything is perfect with their eyes. We can diagnose and treat a variety of eye diseases and conditions and provide an appropriate treatment plan.

Don’t wait—make your child’s appointment today.

Where to Find Us

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Find us on the corner of Arlington Avenue and West Carson Street. We’re in the building with the “Optometry” sign out front.

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1640 Arlington Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501


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