Archive for the Pediatric Eye Care Category

Eye Test for Kids 101

Eye Test for Kids 101

The first eye test for kids should take place by a pediatrician when the child is six months old. It’s wise to get them checked early to rule out disease and lazy eye. Even if there are no risk factors or family history of eye problems, children should have their vision checked again at age 3 and before first grade. By age 2 ½ to 3 ½, all children should have a routine professional, comprehensive eye health, vision and vision development examination. Further, screenings by pediatricians or schools are not a substitute for a professional eye exam.

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Importance of Back to School Eye Exams

Importance of Back to School Eye Exams

Each year, children are encouraged and often required to receive a physical before returning for the new school year. While physicals are important and should occur annually, an examination that we often overlook is back to school eye exams. Your child’s eye health is vital, especially during school age when their eyes are still developing. Even if you haven’t noticed any concerns or your kids haven’t complained of difficulty seeing, you should still have an eye exam each year. That way you can get a comprehensive look at their overall eye health and vision. Let’s take a look at the importance of back to school eye exams for children.

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Do I Have an Astigmatism?

Do I Have an Astigmatism?

You may have heard the term ‘Astigmatism’ before. Perhaps, your friend or a family member has been told that they have it. Astigmatism is a common eye disorder affecting roughly 3 million Americans every year. It is not a serious or life-threatening condition, but how can you be sure that you have it? And, what can be done to treat it?

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Does my child need glasses?

Does my child need glasses?

Children may not even realize that their vision is blurry so the question of whether or not they need glasses is a tricky subject. There are specific behaviors your child may be unconsciously exhibiting which are indicators it could be time to see the optometrist. Does my

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Signs of Eye Problems in Children

Signs of Eye Problems in Children

When Take Your Child to the Eye Doctor Many parents aren’t sure when to go or what the signs are for eye problems in children. The guide below discusses what signs may indicate they need to see an optometrist. It also reviews when to go and how frequently your

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