Your child need eye care if he or she is of school age, and even before that if there is any reason to suspect a problem with her or his vision or eye health. Here at Chagrin Valley Optometrists, we’re pleased to offer outstanding pediatric eye care.
How well your child sees can have an impact on his or her progress in school, as well as in social development. For that reason, all kids should come in for a visit with our Bainbridge pediatric eye doctor before starting school. The eye exam that is given is similar to the one you get. A visual acuity test, including reading from an eye chart, is administered. If your child is not yet old enough to read, that’s okay. We use a fun game as a substitute, which is just as effective in gauging your child’s vision. Our Bainbridge pediatric eye doctor also does a refractive assessment. Different strength lenses are placed in front of your child’s eyes in an effort to zero in on which ones give her or him the sharpest and clearest vision. If eyeglasses are in order, a prescription will be written to correct your child’s vision concern. As for eye health, amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus (crossed eye) are common in children. They are related to the way the eyes and brain are communicating, but fortunately the solutions are simple, effective, and non-invasive. Adult eye diseases cataracts and glaucoma may also appear in children, so a screening is done for those, as well.
The numbers speak loud and clear. Approximately 10% of children have vision problems that are undiagnosed and untreated. You don’t want your child to be one of them. Contact our office right now and schedule an appointment for your child with our Bainbridge pediatric eye doctor.