If getting your child to go to the doctor or dentist seems like a full time job within itself, then you are likely equally as frightened about getting them comfortable with getting an eye exam. However, just like with any other parenting strategy, by being diligent and borrowing a few tips from other experienced parents, you can help to make the process easy on both yourself and your child. Read on to learn more.
- Discuss It
Rather than springing an eye exam on your child just a few minutes before they sit in the examination chair, discuss the examination process with them. For instance, a few weeks before their appointment, explain to them what is going to happen during the eye exam and what kinds of things one of the doctors at Precision Vision is going to be looking for.
- Answer Questions
After you have discussed the eye exam with your child, they will likely have an exuberant amount of questions— if not at least a few. To help ease your child’s anxieties and worries, help answer their questions and put their worries to rest. If you are unsure about the answers to some of the questions they are asking, don’t be afraid to contact Precision Vision’s office directly and one of our helpful staff members can give you the answers that you are looking for.
- Explain the Benefits
One of the many questions that children ask when unsure about something new is, “Why?” Why do I have to tie my shoes? Why do I have to brush my teeth everyday? And “Why do I have to go to the eye doctor?” Because children are naturally curious, they are going to want to know why they need to visit the eye doctor and what the benefits of going are. Simply explain to your child that either they are exhibiting symptoms that indicate they have an eye problem or that they simply need a check-up in order to check on the health of their eyes.
Getting your child ready to visit Precision Vision doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, by following the above listed suggestions, your child’s anxieties and help prepare them for their exam. To learn more or to schedule your child’s appointment, contact Precision Vision today!