Pediatric Exams


We Make it fun!

Early detection and management of vision related problems in children are vital to proper development of their visual and cognitive skills. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends the following benchmark for children’s eye exams.

  • 6 to 12 months of age
  • 5 to 6 years of age, just prior to entering kindergarten
  • Yearly for school-age children if corrective lenses are required or every 2 years is no vision correction is necessary.

Carolina Eye Doctors participates in the InfantSEE program. This public program ensures all children have the right to early detection of potential ocular and visual problems.

The first year of life is critical for the development of the visual system, and if there is an undiagnosed problem, permanent vision loss such as Ambylopia or lazy eye could result.

We take pride in working with kids of all ages! We alter our exams to create a comfortable setting so your child understands each test and has an enjoyable experience. Please let our staff know if your child has special needs so we may properly accommodate them.


  • Vision evaluation — For children who do not know letters or numbers, we will show symbols to test their level of vision
  • A series of tests to evaluate your child’s eye-teaming, movement and focusing systems
  • Exercises to rule out Strabismus (turned eye) and Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Prescription evaluations to ensure accuracy. A child’s prescription will be evaluated via a retinoscope, and standard 1 or 2 responses will not be required
  • Eye pressure testing via iCare, a pediatric friendly instrument
  • Internal and external evaluations to ensure their eye health- including retinal photography

We are experts in Myopia Management! 

Carolina Eye Doctors