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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 young child (1 to 3 years old) about the state of their eyesight is usually impossible! Their vocabulary and ability to articulate any issues are clear obstacles.

That’s where a pediatric eye doctor can help. Pediatric eye doctors have specialized training and equipment that allow them to determine whether your child has an eye problem. You can take a child as young as 12 months to a pediatric eye doctor and get a range of examinations to check 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.

Additionally, a child’s eyesight can change over time. The muscles that control eye movement are still developing between infancy and 5 years old. The changing nature of young children’s eyesight makes regular trips to a pediatric eye doctor vital. This is where our experience in working with children comes into play.

Each of our doctors has years of pediatric and child eye care experience. That means we can confidently diagnose and treat the issue as accurately as possible.

What Signs Should You Look for in Your Child?

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 their eyes all the time
  • Squinting or struggling to see things in the distance
  • Not recognizing you if you are far away
  • Suffering regular headaches
  • Being overly sensitive to light
  • Being unable to track objects as they move in front of them

As a parent, you must be vigilant and highly observant. Unlike spotting regular illnesses, detecting eye issues is difficult. The signs aren’t always obvious. However, carefully watching your child can give you clues as to whether their vision is impaired. Remember: A young child may be unable to tell you that their “vision is blurred” or that they struggle to see objects at a distance. Many young children don’t have the verbal capacity for that communication level — and that’s normal.

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 lens types.

Some children don’t like the idea of wearing glasses. We understand that! However, we’ve found that you can encourage wearing glasses by allowing children to choose their frames. Choosing frames is exciting and lets them take ownership of the situation.

Regular checkups at a pediatric eye doctor enable you to track changes in your child’s vision and help them learn how to care for their glasses.

Get in touch with us today to book an appointment with a pediatric eye doctor. We’d love to give you peace of mind about your child’s eyesight!

Do We Take Insurance?

Yes! See our insurance and scheduling page for more info. We also run local specials on eyeglasses throughout the month.