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Know when Children need a Eye Specialist
It’s difficult to judge when a child needs to see a children’s eye specialist. However, a number of experts believe that eye exams on a regular basis will help protect a child’s vision and will offer him/her better eye health when compared to those kids who avoid seeing a Children’s eye specialist on a periodic basis.
It is to be noted that children’s eye health begins when they are born and continues throughout childhood. For a number of children, an evaluation by a pediatrician is sufficient; however, if a child has a family history of sight and vision problems or showcases early symptoms of the same, he or she certainly needs to see a children’s eye specialist for better advice and treatment.
Many problems which may affect a child's vision will need clinical care by an expert or other health care professional. The following are a few eye related problems faced by children –
· Childhood Glaucoma
· Crossed- Eyes (Strabismus)
· Refractive Errors
Most schools require that children have an eye examination before they begin public school. At times, a pediatrician may fail to see a problem which only a Children’s eye specialist may notice; this is why it is crucial have your child examined by an expert.
The symptoms of possible vision problems in children may include the following:
· Trouble seeing information on the chalk board
· Difficulty when reading and writing
· Not wanting to go to school
· Poor school performance
· Headaches or eye pain
· Difficulty paying attention
· Blurry or double vision
· Taking longer than normal to complete homework
If your child complains of any of the above problems, then consult a children’s eye specialist, as soon as possible.
The physicians at Ophthalmology Associates have offered eye care services in Fort Worth, HEB, Weatherford, and Granbury for over 40 years. For more information call us at (817) 332-2020 or Contact Us Online to request an appointment by simply filling out the on-line form. It's a beautiful world, you deserve to see it well!
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