Scheduling A Pediatric Eye Exam
Scheduling your child for a visit with Dr. Young is only a phone call away. We have receptionists available at both our new pediatric location as well as our home location on Stonebrook parkway. You may call either office to schedule with Dr. Young.
Pediatric Office Number: (214) 619-5580
Stonebrook Office Number: (972) 712-1010
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age is it recommended for children to have their first eye exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends children have their first eye exam between 6 tand 12 months of age, again at age 3, and annual visits starting with grade school. Many children do not know to complain or do not realize they have trouble with their vision. When detected and treated early, childhood eye problems like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye turn) can be better managed and even resolved. It is also important to remember that while most wellness visits to the pediatrician include a vision screening, this is not a comprehensive eye exam.
What can I expect in a typical pediatric visit?
A pediatric eye exam is geared towards the age and developmental level of each child. A child does not need to know their letters or be able to differentiate between two lenses in order to have a comprehensive eye exam. Precise measurements will be obtained objectively without the child needing to provide any input. Special attention is also given to each child’s accommodation (eye focusing) and binocular vision (eye teaming) abilities to assure their visual system is developing and functioning at optimal levels.
Why is FEA for Kids the right place to trust with my child’s ocular health?
We strive to provide quality and personalized care to every patient, no matter how big or small. We were one of the first optometry practices in Frisco and we have a deep appreciation for this community and our patients.
What if my child has special needs?
Dr. Young is experienced at working with children of all ages with special needs. This includes eye exams for patients with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. She tailors each exam to the patient’s developmental and cognitive level.