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Child Eye Care
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians strives to be a high quality and comfortable eye doctor experience for your child. We welcome the opportunity to care for your children’s vision, whether you are seeking a first-time screening, healthy check-up or continued vision correction treatment. Our team in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara serves children of all ages from infants to teenage patients. We are proud to continue this high level of care for your child into their adulthood as well. We highly recommend a vision examination before your child begins school. It is possible that your child may require an even earlier examination if there is a family history of eye care concerns. Early diagnosis and preventive care protects your child from future concerns and improve academic performance.
We offer a comfortable and convenient vision-care experience for your family. Our locations in both Sunnyvale and Santa Clara welcome neighborhood families for an efficient eye examination. Your child will feel comfortable and confident with the eye examination as we use tools that are age-appropriate. For example, if your younger child has not yet learned to read, we use shapes and colors to measure visual accuracy. As your child ages, the eye examination changes, yet our team still provides fun, kind and gentle care for your child. Our eye physicians want to discover any potential challenges at an early age before they escalate into complications. For instance, we inspect the appearance and health of the eye, eyelid and eye muscles, but we also check for “lazy eye”, wandering eye, farsightedness or nearsightedness. Your pediatric eye doctor will perform non-invasive tests such as shining a light into your child’s eyes, covering one eye with a patch, and examining the outer and inner part of the eye. We explain the entire process to you and your child before the examination to increase your comfort level.
Our team has over 50 years of experience maintaining and caring for eye health. If we diagnose a vision concern in your child, we also offer care and treatment options. We may suggest corrective lenses such as eye glasses or even contact lenses if your child is able to insert and remove the lenses by his or herself. We can also instruct you on at-home exercises to improve eye muscle strength and coordination to reduce wandering eye concerns. Our Silicon Valley Eye Physician’s team supports you in your efforts to maintain the overall health of your child.
Our team at Silicon Valley Eye Physicians will take care of your child’s vision. Our early detection examinations help prevent future concerns, plus your child maintains confidence in his or her ability to clearly see the board in a classroom or to perform computer-related tasks. Even the ability to read is enhanced when vision issues are corrected. We invite you to call us today to schedule your initial or routine appointment for your child. Please call 408-739-6200 and we will see you soon!