Vision Issues in Children can be overlooked
We know you care about your child’s future success and health. Did you know 80% of learning is visual? Good vision is key to your child’s academic success. Vision issues in children are often overlooked or unnoticed by children and parents. Early detection is critical in preventing difficulties in the future.
Have you noticed any of the following symptoms or behaviors in your child?
- Difficulty reading
- Sensitivity to light
- Sitting close to the TV
- Rubbing eyes
If your child has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment for a comprehensive pediatric eye exam.
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Bring in your child for their comprehensive eye exam
Leave with a game plan for improved vision and eye health
Early Detection = Early Treatment
We want to ensure all children get the care they need to see clearly and have future success. Here at Welch Eye Center, our pediatric eye specialists not only have the expertise but also care deeply for your child’s success and health. During the eye exam, our doctors will perform a few tests to check vision, eye pressure, and eye health. Our pediatric eye doctors commonly check for:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Congenital Cataracts (cloudy lens at birth)
Your child’s vision system develops between birth and the first 10 years of life. Your child’s eyes and vision should be checked at certain stages in their development.
Birth – 24 months:
To ensure your child is reaching important milestones in their vision development, you should schedule their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months.
The development of fine motor skills in your child is dependent on good vision and eye health. As a parent, watch for signs of lazy eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (strabismus). Schedule a comprehensive eye exam to check vision and eye health.
Eye problems may become more clear as children are in school and can verbalize their discomfort. School-aged children should schedule routine eye exams every 2 years, or every year if they wear glasses.
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