Regular pediatric eye exams are essential for children since they depend on their vision to learn and explore the world. If a child is having difficulty seeing, it can impact many areas of their life.
Their schoolwork may suffer, which can lead to lower grades and difficulty keeping up with their classmates. Additionally, children with uncorrected vision problems could have decreased performance in physical activities and sports.
Children will often not complain about vision problems, as they don’t know what “normal” vision looks like. Some symptoms of a vision problem in children include:
Eye turns and headaches
Squinting, eye rubbing, or moving closer to the television or whiteboard at school.
Holding a book too close to their face or consistent use of their finger when reading.
Trouble tracking across a page and/or skipping words while reading.
General disinterest in school work.
Excessive tearing, light sensitivity, and headaches when using digital devices, reading, or school work.
PersonalEyes Vision Care provides comprehensive pediatric eye exams to ensure that your child’s eyes are healthy and functioning correctly. We recommend that most children receive an eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5, but sooner if parents have any concerns. Our optometrists are comfortable seeing children of any age including infants. Our experienced and friendly staff will ensure that your child is comfortable throughout the exam. Call us today to schedule an appointment!