Pediatric Eyecare

Pediatric Eyecare services offered in Buffalo Grove and Chicago, IL

If your child has vision problems or they are due for a routine eye exam, the experts at Eye Q Optique in Buffalo Grove and the Tri-Taylor and Near West Side neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, are here to help. The skilled optometrists offer comprehensive pediatric eye care to maximize your child’s vision and eye health. Call the nearest office to learn more or use the online booking tool today.

Pediatric Eyecare Q & A

What is pediatric eye care?

Pediatric eye care at Eye Q Optique includes vision testing and eye exams that detect or rule out eye health problems and vision impairment. The Eye Q Optique team cares for kids of all ages, helping to perfect their vision and reduce the risk of eye diseases later in life. The Eye Q Optique providers also treat eye infections and offer foreign body removal.

What are the benefits of pediatric eye care?

The main benefit of scheduling routine pediatric eye care appointments at Eye Q Optique is to ensure your child sees clearly and to detect eye infections or diseases before they become serious. The optometry experts at Eye Q Optique have many years of experience caring for kids. Their compassionate, friendly demeanor puts children at ease during visits.

What happens during pediatric eye care appointments?

During pediatric eye care visits at Eye Q Optique, your child relaxes in a comfortable chair. An optometrist reviews their eye health history, medical history, and any symptoms they may have. Signs of vision problems include blurry vision, squinting, headaches, and trouble seeing the board at school.

Your child then covers one eye, reads numbers and letters from an eye chart, covers the other eye and does the same, and reads the eye chart using both eyes at the same time. They also look through various lenses to determine which helps them see clearly. If your child wears contact lenses or glasses, have them bring these items with them to the pediatric eye exam.

An optometrist may also complete diagnostic tests to check for eye infections or specific eye diseases, if necessary.

Does my child need treatment?

If your child needs treatment for a vision problem or eye health issue, the Eye Q Optique team can help. They offer contact lenses, eyeglasses, prescription medications, eye drops, foreign body removal, eye disease management, and specialist referrals if your child has a severe or complex eye problem. 

Eye Q Optique also provides myopia control using eye drops or contact lenses to prevent the progression of nearsightedness in children. 

How often should I schedule pediatric eye care visits?

Your child’s optometrist lets you know when and how often to schedule pediatric eye care appointments at Eye Q Optique based on their age, vision, and eye health history. Your child may need an appointment every year or every six months.

You can also schedule an eye exam, along with vision testing, any time your child has signs of an eye infection, eye pain, or vision changes.

To book your child’s next pediatric eye care appointment at Eye Q Optique, call the office or use the online booking tool today.