Expert Pediatric Eye Exams for Kids in Chicago
Vision and School Success
Undetected vision problems can often be misdiagnosed as "learning difficulties" or "ADHD." One in 10 children faces visual challenges that can hinder their school performance and confidence.
At Buena Vista Optical, we focus on early detection and intervention to help your child excel in academics, sports, and life.
Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams vs. School Screenings
While school vision screenings are helpful, they primarily check for basic issues. Nothing beats a comprehensive eye exam by a pediatric optometrist to ensure your child's vision is healthy and their eye development is on track.
What Does a Pediatric Eye Exam Cover?
At Buena Vista Optical, our pediatric eye exams go beyond the ordinary. Our experienced optometrists use age-appropriate instruments and tests to evaluate:
- Eye Focusing
- Depth Perception
- Color Perception
- Eye Tracking
- Eye Muscle Coordination
- Peripheral Awareness
- Near and Distance Visual Acuity
How Often Should Your Child Have an Eye Exam?
Ensure your child's visual health with regular eye exams:
- The first exam is at six months
- The second exam is at age three and again around age five
- School-aged children without correction: every two years
- Children with glasses or contact lenses: annually or as recommended
Stylish Glass Frames for Young Trendsetters
Discover our wide selection of age-appropriate, stylish glasses for kids. From vibrant colors to durable materials, our frames are comfortable and fashionable. Plus, we offer athletic eyewear to keep your child's eyes safe during sports activities.
Boost Your Child’s Confidence with Contact Lenses
If your child prefers not to wear glasses, consider contact lenses. They enhance natural eye color and boost self-confidence. Give your child the gift of clear and comfortable vision. Schedule a contact lens fitting with Buena Vista Optical today!
Nurturing Your Child's Vision Beyond 20/20 Vision
Did you know that 80% of learning is visual? If your child struggles with clear vision, it can impact their school performance.
While 20/20 vision is excellent, it does not guarantee success in learning. Many children face challenges due to poor visual skills, not just eyesight. These challenges include:
How Undeveloped Visual Skills Impact Learning
Undiagnosed vision problems often lead to learning difficulties. Bright children may struggle with focus, leading to secondary behavioral issues like frustration and boredom, often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD or learning disabilities.
Signs of Learning-Related Vision Problems
If your child shows these signs or symptoms in school, consider a comprehensive vision exam:
- Double vision, especially after reading
- Poor handwriting
- Hyperactivity in class
- Letter reversals
- Easily distracted while reading
- Low reading comprehension
- Avoiding reading
- Blurred vision or headaches
Comprehensive Child Vision Exam
Our comprehensive child's vision exam includes standard eye tests and additional assessments for learning-related vision problems. Depending on the results, we may recommend specialized vision therapy.