If you are looking for an optometry practice where your child can receive excellent pediatric eye care, you should visit us at Chagrin Valley Optometrists. Our Chagrin Falls pediatric optometrist, either Dr. Ronald Jurcak for Dr. Jenna Lewis, can provide your child with important pediatric eye care.
It is important that children have their eyes examined at certain intervals to make sure that their eyes and visual system are developing properly. When you bring your child in to see our Chagrin Falls pediatric optometrist, our eye doctor will give your child a complete eye exam and determine if your child is having any vision problems. Often times, a child will not even think to tell his or her parents that they are having problems seeing at school, so the best course of action is to bring your child in for an eye exam, even if your child is not complaining of any vision problems. If a vision problem is found, it can usually best be treated and fixed when it is found early. Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision condition that affects about 2 to 3 out of every 100 children. In this eye condition, the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the brain has learned to ignore the signals coming in from the bad eye. Often times the visual loss caused by amblyopia cannot be corrected simply by wearing eyeglasses. It is important that amblyopia is successfully treated when a child is young, or the vision problem can continue into adulthood and cause permanent visual impairment in one eye. Symptoms of amblyopia may include: eyes that turn in or out; eyes that do not work together; poor depth perception, or poor vision in one eye. Amblyopia can be easily diagnosed by our eye doctor during a complete eye exam. Treatment for amblyopia may include eye exercises, patching of the eye, or possibly eye surgery.
For an appointment for your child to be seen by our Chagrin Falls pediatric optometrist, contact us today.