Bring your child in for his or her first eye exam before she or he begins going to school, and then at least every other year after that. Here at Eye Encounters, it is our commitment to your child’s ocular health and vision that comprise our priorities.
Does your child need eyeglasses? It’s not always easy to know for sure. Of course, if you notice that he or she is sitting too close to the TV or holding reading material right up to her or his face, it is more obvious. Sometimes, though, the signs are so subtle as to escape your notice. This is a very good reason to come in for our Millbourne children’s eye exam. Proper eyesight is linked closely to doing well in school, and also to social development. It’s reassuring to know that something so simple as a pair of glasses can make such a big difference in your child’s life. Basic testing such as reading from an eye chart is used to make a determination. Children younger than reading age can still get an accurate diagnosis thanks to charts that are specially made for their use. Our Millbourne children’s eye exam, however, is also about checking for common childhood eye conditions, like amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and drooping eyelids. Fortunately, they can be treated easily and painlessly. Adult eye diseases are sometimes applicable to kids, also. This is certainly the case with glaucoma and cataracts. And just as with adults, they form and progress without revealing any clear indications until they get to the latter stages. The good news is that if there is a positive diagnosis, the more quickly that treatment can be started, the better the outcome is likely to be.
Why not contact our office today and let us schedule your child to come in with you for our Millbourne children’s eye exam?