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Pediatric Eye Care

Your child’s vision and eye care are crucial in their development and are of utmost importance to us as eye health professionals. From an early/young age, it’s important for your child to have regular eye exams in order to upkeep the best vision possible. During a pediatric eye exam, we may identify and recommend treatment for any potential issues that are present. From vision therapy services, myopia control, contact lens, or any eyeglass questions, we will help you every step of the way.

When you visit our facility, our experienced and friendly staff are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. We strive to create a fun and professional environment for every family member and most importantly the child.

Identifying Pediatric Vision Problems

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help support your child’s eye health and vision. Despite attempts to ask your child if they are having any visual issues, some children may not be aware they’re dealing with a vision issue at all.

If your child is dealing with vision problems, they might show the following indicators:

Underachieving in school

Tilting their head while reading

Squinting while reading

Covering an eye while reading

Regularly losing their place while reading

Poor athletic performance

Short attention span

Frequent blinking or eye-rubbing

Sitting close to the television

Frequent headaches

Holding objects or books close to their face

Pediatric Eye Care

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Systane COMPLETE PF Multi-Dose Preservative

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Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should my child have their first comprehensive eye exam?
The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. If no issues are detected, the next exam should be around age 3, and then before starting school, around age 5 or 6. Afterward, regular exams every 1-2 years are recommended.
How can I tell if my child has a vision problem?
Some common signs that may indicate a vision problem in children include frequent eye rubbing, squinting, holding objects too close, avoiding activities that require near or distance vision, excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, or noticeable misalignment of the eyes. However, it's important to note that not all children show obvious signs, so regular eye exams are crucial.
Can my child's vision problems be corrected?
Many vision problems in children, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism, can be effectively corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye misalignment) can also be treated with therapies like patching, eye exercises, or, in some cases, surgery. Early detection and intervention increase the chances of successful treatment.
Are there any eye safety measures I should take for my child?
Yes, it's important to take steps to protect your child's eyes. Ensure they wear appropriate protective eyewear during sports and activities that pose a risk of eye injury. Avoid toys with sharp or projectile parts that could cause eye damage. Keep hazardous chemicals and cleaning agents out of their reach, and teach them proper hygiene, including not rubbing their eyes with dirty hands.
Can excessive screen time harm my child's eyes?
Excessive screen time can contribute to eye strain and discomfort in children. Encourage regular breaks from screens, the use of the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds), and maintaining a proper distance from the screen. It's also important to ensure adequate lighting and encourage other activities that promote eye health, such as outdoor play.