Children’s Eye Health & Safety
Your child’s eye health is our top priority! At Glimpse Vision, our pediatric eye doctors specialize in providing comprehensive eye care for children from infancy to adolescence. Trust us to ensure your child’s visual wellness and safety so they can see clearly and confidently explore the world.
What Is a Pediatric Eye Doctor?
A pediatric eye doctor is an optometrist with specialized training in diagnosing and treating vision issues specific to children.
They use specialized equipment and techniques that are gentle and appropriate for young eyes.
This ensures your child’s comfort during their eye exam and helps them feel at ease with the doctor.
When You Need Them?
You need a pediatric eye doctor if your child is having trouble with vision or if they have any of the following risk factors:
- Family history of eye issues
- Premature birth
- Developmental delays
- Symptoms of crossed eyes (strabismus)
- Reading difficulties
- White reflex in the pupil
Did you know that around 80% of a child’s learning is through vision? Therefore, protecting children’s vision and taking proactive steps to maintain their eye health is important as parents. Here are some tips to help protect your child’s vision:
Tips to Protect Your Child’s Vision
Did you know around 80% of a child’s learning is through vision? As parents, protecting children’s vision and taking proactive steps to maintain their eye health is important. Here are some tips to help protect your child’s vision:
- Safe Screen Times – Too much time spent in front of screens can hurt your child’s vision. To minimize this, limit their time with devices and encourage breaks every 20 minutes.
- Practice Good Hygiene – Regularly clean and disinfect eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision-related products to help avoid infections and reduce the risk of eye damage.
- Eat Right – Eating a healthy and balanced diet, including your eyes, is important for overall health. Ensure your children get the right vitamins and minerals to support their vision health.
- Be Sun Smart – The sun’s UV rays can cause damage to our eyes, so it’s important to take precautions. Please have your children wear sunglasses and a hat with a wide brim to protect their eyes from the sun whenever possible.
- Protective Eyewear – Whenever your child is participating in sports or other activities that pose a risk of injury to their eyes, make sure they wear protective eyewear. Glimpse Vision also has protective eyewear.
- Schedule Regular Eye Exams – Schedule eye exams with a qualified optometrist regularly. Children should have their first exam before age three and then continue to have regular check-ups throughout the school years.
These tips can help ensure that your child’s vision is protected and that they can see clearly as they grow up. However, if you suspect any problems with your child’s vision, contact an optometrist immediately!
Importance Of Regular Eye Exams
There are many risks to a child’s vision, and regular eye exams are the best way to protect them. A comprehensive eye exam can help detect potential glaucoma, lazy eye, and other conditions that may cause vision problems later in life.
Here are some risks to look out for:
- Uncorrected Refractive Errors
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
- Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
- High Myopia
Regular check-ups also allow your optometrist to monitor your child’s visual development. This helps them identify any vision changes and ensure your child’s eyes are healthy. For comprehensive eye care for your child, trust Glimpse Vision!
Choosing a Pediatric Eye Doctor For Your Child
You can’t just trust anybody with your child’s eyes—you need an optometrist specializing in pediatric care. Here are some factors you need to consider when looking for a pediatric eye doctor:
- Experience and Qualifications – Look for an optometrist with experience treating children with vision issues. They should also have the appropriate qualifications, such as board certification or American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) membership.
- Compassionate Care – It’s important that your child’s optometrist is patient, understanding, and has a good reasonable manner. They should be able to explain things in a way your child can easily understand.
- Advanced Technology – Your eye doctor should have access to the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing and treating vision problems. This ensures that your child gets the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment.
Glimpse Vision is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to children of all ages. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
How Can Glimpse Help Your Child’s Eyecare?
At Glimpse Vision, we provide comprehensive eye exams and treatments for the whole family. Our pediatric eye doctors have years of experience treating children’s vision problems. We utilize advanced technology and the latest techniques to diagnose and treat issues quickly and effectively.
We also offer a wide range of services, including:
- Prescription Eyeglasses – Our eye doctors can provide your child with an accurate prescription for eyeglasses if needed.
- Contact Lenses – If your child is interested in trying contact lenses, we can provide them with the perfect fit.
- Low Vision Services – We offer low vision services for those with more severe vision issues.
- Vision Therapy – Our optometrists can provide specialized treatment and therapy if your child has a learning-related vision issue.
What is Assessed During a Child Eye Exam?
Here is what you can expect during a comprehensive eye exam at Glimpse Vision:
- Visual Acuity – This test measures how well your child can see.
- Retinoscopy – This is used to measure the refractive error of the eye.
- Eye Movement – The optometrist will check the eye muscles for signs of strabismus or lazy eye.
- Ocular Health – The optometrist will check for any signs of eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts.
If your child needs glasses or contacts, our experienced opticians can help you find the perfect eyewear. We offer a wide selection of frames and lens materials to choose from. Our team is here to help you every step of the way!
Schedule an Appointment for Your Child Today
At Glimpse Vision, we’re committed to providing personalized and compassionate care for all our patients. We provide comprehensive eye exams and treatments for the whole family. If you think your child might need an eye exam, contact us today to schedule an appointment!