The medical staff at Apple Hill Eye Center offers the expertise, sensitivity and skill to address your child’s vision needs. From treating diseases of the eye to prescribing glasses, our staff provides a full range of pediatric ophthalmology services.
Vision develops early in life, primarily before the age of eight, making childhood the time to diagnose and address vision problems. Statistics from Prevent Blindness America (PBA), a national volunteer eye health and safety organization, show that 25% of school-age children have vision impairments. One in 20 preschool children has an eye problem that, if left uncorrected, could lead to permanent vision loss. According to PBA, vision problems can affect learning ability, personality, and adjustment in school.
It is important for your children to have regular eye examinations, in addition to the vision tests received in school. Regular exams should be begin no later than age two and continue at least every other year unless your doctor recommends otherwise. If your child exhibits vision difficulty prior to the age of two, call to schedule an appointment immediately. If you think your child of any age is having difficulties with their vision, make an appointment for an eye examination. The following are indicators that your child may be having vision difficulties:
- Eye turning
- Light sensitivity
- Poor fixation
- Poor eye following
- Inattentiveness in school
- Lack of desire to work on or look at things up close
- Lazy Eye
Contact the team at Apple Hill Eye Center to discuss your individual situation and the best treatment for you.