Children's eye care
Vision problems affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-aged children.
Vision problems can begin at an early age; therefore it is important that children receive proper eye care.
Untreated problems can worsen and lead to permanent vision loss and delayed development.
When should I get my child's eye examined?
Because it is possible for your child to have a serious vision problem without being aware of it, infants should be screened for common eye problems during their regular pediatric appointments.
Formal vision testing should be conducted for all children starting at age three for:
- Refractive errors (nearsighteness, farsightedness, astigmatism)
- Strabismus (eyes not straight)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Ptosis (drooping of upper eyelid
- Color deficiency (color blindness)
If there is a family history of vision problems or if your child appears to have these symptoms, you should have your child's eyes examined:
- Light sensitivity, tearing
- Redness, discharge
- Eye pain
- A white reflex in the center of the pupil (instead of a red reflex) when taking photos
- Eyes not straight
- Problem with seeing clearly the TV or board at school
Vision problems in children can be serious, but if caught in time and treated early, your child’s good vision can be protected.
Please schedule an eye exam today.
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