As a concerned parent, your first concern is always the health and safety of your child. Whether or not you have a history of optical problems or diseases, your child should still be seen for regular eye examinations as soon as they are of age. Comprehensive eye examinations from your local Arlington optometrist can provide an early diagnosis that could provide vision saving treatments to your child’s eyes. An immediate diagnosis can stop many vision problems your children can develop later in life from ever happening, as well as assisting you in caring for your child’s eyes. For clear vision care you can count on, be sure to book your child’s first eye exam as soon as they are six months old at Heritage Eye Care.
With a comprehensive eye exam you could very well be saving your child’s eye sight without even knowing it. At six months old your child is too young yet for the more traditional sight tests adults have become accustomed too. However, your Arlington optometrist can still use the latest in diagnostic technology to look for any complications or disease that often develop in children by this point in their life. Ambylopia is on such complication that often shows its first signs at six months of age. Also known as lazy eye, amblyopia an make seeing clearly very difficult for your child, but if caught in early ages can be far easier to treat.
At three years old your child is old enough to communicate clearly with their peers and friends, and as such is ready for their first complete eye examination from your Arlington optometrist. Eye exams for children can test for the very same things adult optical examinations do, but are specially designed to be easier and more enjoyable for your child, with kid friendly tests that are often fun for our younger patients, while making it easier for us examine their eyes for any conditions they could have. These eye exams can also determine the strength of their eyes, and will tell us if they are seeing clearly, or if they will require optical correction through children’s eyeglasses.
Proper vision is important to the growth of your child both physically and intellectually. Without proper vision correction and diagnosis your child can have trouble with everything from making friends to reading the classroom assignment on the chalk board, or even taking notes from a projector. Eye exams can also save your child’s vision from many optical conditions and diseases. This is why it is so important to have your child’s eyes regularly examined by your local Arlington optometrist. At Heritage Eye Care are local offices are conveniently located to make it easier for you and your family to receive the vision care you need for clear sight.