Pediatric Eye Exams
With so much going on in your child’s life it can be difficult to keep up, but it’s important to make sure they can see the world in front of them as clearly as possible. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam shows their eyes are healthy, follow up with another appointment between the ages of 2 and 3 years.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. If you notice your child is having trouble with their vision, schedule an appointment with Fairview EyeCare, P.A. so the doctor can address the issue and get them back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can make the solution much easier than waiting to see the doctor and allowing the problem develop into something worse.
Pay attention to these five symptoms as they can be related to vision problems for children:
1. Rubbing the eyes
2. Excessive blinking
3. Frequent squinting
4. Regular headaches
5. Shutting one eye to focus
Even if eye problems do not run in the family and your child hasn’t displayed any of the symptoms above, they should visit the optometrist every year after the age of 3 to ensure their eyes are in good health. Fairview EyeCare, P.A. can address any questions you have regarding your child’s first visit to the eye doctor before the appointment so they know exactly what to expect. Our eye exams are complete, the practice is comfortable, and the appointment will not take very long. Children need to experience their adventures in high definition and we are here to make sure they do!
Pediatric and TBI
When your child has a traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, it can be very stressful. The effects of a TBI in childhood may not be realized right away, in fact, new challenges can emerge as your child grows. For this reason, it is essential to find ways to accommodate your child when they are injured. Our qualified and trusted staff will work with you and your child to help them receive the very best treatment.
With a TBI, children can experience many different effects including a loss of balance, dizziness, eyestrain, headaches, and blurriness both near and far. Some also struggle with reading, often easily losing their place. Since the effects depend on which part of their brain is injured, treatments will also vary patient to patient.
Often, the process of treatment starts at an optometrist. Eyesight is extremely important to everyday life, so if your child is experiencing any form of vision problems, they should see an optometrist immediately. If left undiagnosed and untreated, TBI-related conditions can have many effects on your child’s quality of life and rehabilitative progress.
Our eye doctor has a great understanding of the anatomy and physiology of a child’s brain. We are able to determine the deficits that your child may be experiencing currently, or in the future.