Caring for your children’s vision should ideally begin at birth and continue throughout childhood and adolescence. For parents, it can be hard to tell if their child is experiencing problems with their vision. As for some children, they may not know how to identify issues with their vision, or they may not have the vocabulary to convey it.
Taking your child for regular eye exams makes it easier for you and your eye care provider to diagnose issues before they can cause permanent damage to your child's vision. It is never too early to start helping your child preserve and protect their vision. At Summerlin Vision in Las Vegas, Dr. Civia McCaffrey can provide a comprehensive eye exam and help you handle and keep track of your child's eye health.
How Can Children's Vision Problems Be Identified?
In most cases, a child may not realize they have vision problems or are unable to express their difficulty. But this does not mean there are no other ways to spot your child's vision issues. It is very imperative that, as a parent, you should consider taking your child for an eye exam if you have observed any of the following problems:
- Teary or watery red eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Constant eye rubbing
- Having difficulty seeing things clearly in the distance, like class boards.
- Trouble focusing in school
- Poor eye alignment
- Squinting to see better
- Losing their place frequently while reading
What to Expect During an Eye Exam?
Children's eye exams are an important tool for overall health and can help in many ways. By having regular eye exams for your child, as a parent, you can be better prepared to face any possible issues and find effective ways to treat symptoms.
Dr. Civia McCaffrey will begin the eye exam by measuring and evaluating your child's visual strength and acuity. These evaluations can help detect any refractive errors or binocular vision issues your child may have. She will then screen your child's eye health to look for any other symptoms of eye disorders.
Eye diseases often progress without any symptoms and can only be detected using an eye exam. If we notice any eye health problems in your child, we will look at what kind of treatments or procedures can be undertaken to help them. Finally, at the end of the eye exam, we will recommend treatments or prescribe any medications that your child might need to safeguard their vision and eye health.
When it comes to your child's eye vision, it is better to be safe than sorry. Please book your child's appointment for their eye exam today and start managing their eye health with the help of our fabulous eye care team. Visit us at Summerlin Vision in Las Vegas or call (702) 243-8788.