Does your child have issues with their vision?
If your child has a vision issue, you must manage it as early as possible. Asking a 1-3 year old child about the state of their eyesight isn’t going to be possible in most cases. Their vocabulary and ability to articulate what the issues are cause obvious problems.
Here’s where a pediatric eye doctor can help. Pediatric eye doctors have specialized training and equipment, which enables them to find out whether your child has an eye problem or not. You can take a child as young as 1 to the eye doctor and get a range of examinations to see whether their eyes are developing normally.
Houston Pediatric Eye Care Specialists
As a parent, you want to know if your child has issues with their sight. The earlier you can diagnose vision problems, the faster your child can benefit from the appropriate intervention. Children who can’t see as well as their peers might be at a disadvantage socially and academically. A child’s eyesight can change over time. The muscles which control the movement of the eyes are still developing between the ages of zero and five. The changing nature of young children’s eyesight makes regular trips to the pediatric eye doctor vital. This is where our experience in working with children come into play.
Each one of our doctors have years of pediatric / child eye care experience to make sure we diagnose and treat the issue as accurate as possible.
Here are some signs that your child might have eye problems and that you need to visit a pediatric eye doctor:
- Needing to sit very close to the TV
- Rubbing eyes all the time
- Squinting or struggling to see things in the distance
- Not recognizing you if you are too far away
- Regular headaches
- Overly sensitive to light
- Inability to track objects as they move in front of them
As a parent, you need to be vigilant and highly observant. Unlike regular illnesses, detecting eye issues is difficult. The signs aren’t always obvious. Carefully watching your child, however, can give you some clues as to whether their vision is impaired or not. Remember, a young child might not be able to tell you that their “vision is blurred” or that they struggle to see objects at a distance. Many young kids do not have the verbal capacity for this level of communication.
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How Does A Pediatric Eye Doctor Treat Vision Problems?
Pediatric eye doctors have a variety of tools at their disposal to correct or repair vision. The most common intervention for children under the age of 10 is glasses. The great thing about glasses is that they can adapt to your child’s changing eye needs with different types of lenses.
Some children don’t like the idea of wearing glasses. That’s something that we understand. We’ve found, however, that you can encourage the wearing of spectacles by allowing children to choose their frames. Choosing frames is exciting and will enable them to take ownership of the situation.
Regular checkups at the pediatric eye doctor allow you to track the changes in the vision of your child and help them learn how to look after their glasses.
Get in touch with us today to book your appointment with a pediatric eye doctor and get peace of mind about your child’s sight.
Do we take insurance? Yes! See our insurance and scheduling page here for more info.