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Pediatric Eye Exams

It is very important to take your children for eye exams on a regular basis.

According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor in Athens, GA at certain stages of their development.

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) children should have their eyes examined by an eye doctor at 6 months, 3 years, at the start of school, and then at least every 2 years following. If there are any signs that there may be a vision problem or if the child has certain risk factors (such as developmental delays, premature birth, crossed or lazy eyes, family history or previous injuries) more frequent exams are recommended. A child that wears eyeglasses or contact lenses should have his or her eyes examined yearly. Children’s eyes can change rapidly as they grow.

Dr. Meg Brya’s Qualifications

Dr. Meg Brya is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, an organization dedicated to educating and designating qualified eye doctors who care to those with visual problems including amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing problems, visual processing issues and visual problems due to traumatic brain injury. Becoming a Fellow requires several years of extra studying, case reports, examinations and a final oral examination in front of a board of Fellows. It is rigorous process that demonstrates a higher level of professional competence in the area of behavioral and developmental vision care and vision therapy.