During the infant and
toddler years, your child has been
developing many vision skills and has
been learning how to see. In the
preschool years this process continues
as your child develops visually guided
eye-hand-body coordination, fine motor
skills and the visual motor skills
necessary to learn to read.
As a parent, you should watch for signs
that may indicate a vision development
problem, including a short attention
span for the child's age, difficulty
with eye-hand-body coordination in ball
play and bike riding or avoidance of
coloring and puzzles and other detailed
There are everyday things that you can
do at home to help your preschooler's
vision develop as it should.
These activities include reading aloud
to your child and letting him or her see
what you are reading. Provide your child
a chalkboard, finger paints and
different shaped blocks and show your
child how to use them in imaginative
play. Provide safe opportunities to use
playground equipment like a jungle gym
and balance beam and allow them time for
interacting with other children and for
By age three, your
child should have a thorough eye examination to make sure your
preschooler's vision is developing
properly and there is no evidence of eye
disease. If needed, your doctor can
prescribe treatment including glasses
and/or vision therapy to correct a
vision development problem.
otherwise, your child's next eye
examination should be at age five. By
comparing test results of the two
examinations, your eye doctor can tell
how well your child's vision is
developing for the next major step into
the school years.
DR. DANA KINDBERG OPTOMETRY
More than your average eye appointment, we take a complete approach to your family’s eye care needs. Dr. Kindberg understands that the eyes are the window to a person’s overall health. So, during your exam, you can expect us to look for and monitor for signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other systemic diseases. Dana's caring and compassionate demeanor, puts her patients at ease, while her expertise and knowledge ensure excellent patient care. Dr. Kindberg is committed to adhering to the clinic’s core values of excellent medical eye care and each patient’s best vision.
We take the time to not only understand your eye health and visual needs, but also your general health, lifestyle, and dietary habits. We think you’ll find our unique approach to your health a refreshing change.
Schedule your Eye Health and Vision appointment today with one of our experienced eye care providers inside LensCrafters at our Overlake Plaza or Redmond Town Center in our Redmond, Washington locations. You deserve a complete approach to health and vision care.