Professional EyeCare Associates

Pediatric Eye Care

What is Pediatric Eye Care?

Just like an adult eye exam, children can benefit from eye exams, detecting problems in their early stages, and allowing for timely treatment. Eye care is essential for maintaining the eye health of your entire family and setting you up for success.

While your child’s eye exam will include many of the same screenings you are familiar with from your own experiences, eye exams for younger patients require a unique approach. Drs. Saferstein and Zanko and the team at Professional EyeCare Associates understand that eye exams can be daunting for young children, and thus, they strive to make these visits fun and enjoyable for both you and your child.

When should my child have an eye exam?

If you’re ever wondering when your child should visit for their first eye exam, ask us! Our team is happy to talk through your child’s unique situation and health to determine when they should schedule their first exam.

You may be surprised at how responsive young children are to eye health and vision screenings. If no areas of concern are found, you may not need to bring your child back in until around age 6.

What signs should I look for?

Some common symptoms to look out for in young children that could indicate a vision problem include:

  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Squinting or closing one eye
  • Tilting the head or covering one eye to see
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Difficulty following objects with their eyes or maintaining eye contact
  • Struggling to recognize colors or shapes
  • Excessive tearing or watering of the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light

If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, schedule an appointment with Drs. Saferstein and Zanko today.

Corrective Eyewear for Children

If your child needs corrective eyewear, taking care of that need is an important part of supporting healthy reading and developmental skills. Our team can help you find glasses that fit your child’s face, corrective needs, and unique personality.

Professional EyeCare Associates

  • Monday
  • 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • 9:00AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
  • 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
  • 9:00AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday

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The team of doctors at Professional EyeCare Associates in Paramus, NJ, are friendly, professional, and focused on your vision care.

Schedule an appointment with our office today!