Children’s Eye Care
80% of what a child learns is through their vision and Metro Eye is dedicated to helping children maximize their academic, social and athletic potential. Metro Eye’s optometrists examine not only eye health and what kids see, but how efficiently their eyes work together to see it.
Your child’s first dilated eye exam should be at 6 months of age, to ensure that their anatomical eye health is good and the visual acuity is ideal for healthy mental development. If vision is limited, or the eyes have problems that remain untreated, your child’s “ability to observe the world around them may be significantly impaired and they can easily fall behind their peers.” –American Optometric Association
Kids Need an Eye Exam When:
- 6 months old- then again at 3 years old, 6 years old and annually every year thereafter
- Vision changes are observed and/or related parental concerns arise
- Eye injuries occur
- Alarming symptoms begin (e.g. red eyes, irritation, pain)
Metro Eye participates in the InfantSEE program, which is a public health program managed by ‘Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation.’ Under this program, Metro Eye provides comprehensive eye assessments to infants between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Call 414-727-5888 to learn more about the InfantSEE program, and schedule your child’s first eye exam.
Corneal Refractive Therapy, also known as CRT, is a non-surgical and reversible process to treat myopia (nearsightedness). CRT can be an ideal solution for active children and teens who need vision correction but prefer not to wear glasses or daytime contact lenses. Dr. Amanda Kopczyk specializes in CRT treatment for both children and adults. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about whether your child is a candidate for CRT.
Ensure that your family sees the world with crystal clarity and explore the benefits of Metro Eye’s exceptional children’s eyewear selection, including the highest level of:
- Protective impact resistance
- Sun glare filters & uv protection
- Durability & scratch resistance
- Customized fit & optimal comfort
- Confidence building styles