If you are looking for an excellent pediatric optometrist to provide your child with kids eye care, you should visit us at Heritage Eye Care. At our vision practice our pediatric optometrist in Mansfield TX, Dr. Nancy Opara, can provide your child with complete pediatric vision care.
Whether your child needs to have a complete vision exam or needs treatment for an eye infection, you can feel completely confident when you bring your child in to see our pediatric optometrist in Mansfield TX. Our optometrist also provides emergency optical treatment for both children and adults. Even if your child undergoes vision screening at school, this screening usually only determines whether or not your child can see the front of the room so that he or she can see the blackboard of the teacher. However, a child can have many other different types of vision problems which will keep them from seeing clearly. It is very important that your child has periodic eye exams to make sure that he or she can see clearly, and to make sure that eyes are staying healthy. If your child does have a developmental eye problem, it is generally much easier to have it completely corrected while your child is still young, rather than wait until your child is in his or her teens. Amblyopia is a very common vision problem of children. It is commonly referred to as lazy eye. This condition affects about three out of every 100 children. When it is successfully treated in early childhood, your child should go on to have good vision. However when not treated early, amblyopia can persist into adulthood, and is a common cause of visual impairment. Strabismus, also called crossed eyes, is another common vision problem among children. When a child has this visual problem, both eyes do not look toward the same object at the same time. Treatment of strabismus can include eyeglasses, patching of the eye, exercises, or possibly even eye surgery.
For an appointment to see our pediatric optometrist in Mansfield TX, contact us today.