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Pediatric optometrist in Mansfield

Pediatric Optometrist in Mansfield

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.

1900 W Sublett Road
Arlington, Texas 76017
(817) 717-4478

Pediatric Optometrist in Mansfield TX

Children’s Vision Treatment in Mansfield TX

Pediatric Optometrist in Mansfield TX

Pediatric Optometrist in Mansfield TX

Five to ten percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. However, early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has been done to the eye(s). At Heritage Eye Care, we strive to provide the highest quality of care so that your child can achieve optimal vision and eye health that does not affect their school work or other everyday activities. Our pediatric optometrist in Mansfield TX focuses on kid-friendly eye exams, along with medical and surgical treatment for common pediatric vision problems.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that infants have their first eye exam at six months of age. Children should be re-examined at age three, and again just before they enter the first grade. Scheduling your child’s eye exam is crucial as many basic skills required in a child’s learning are associated with good eyesight and wearing the proper prescription of children’s eyeglasses, such as near and distance vision, binocular (two eyes) coordination, peripheral awareness, and hand-eye coordination. The AOA suggests that children who do not require vision correction should receive an eye exam every two years. Otherwise, children who do wear corrective lenses should have their vision evaluated annually. Comprehensive exams also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect common pediatric vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, dyslexia, color blindness, congenital cataracts, strabismus (crossed eye), and amblyopia (lazy eye). In fact, amblyopia affects about four million people in the United States. Our pediatric optometrist in Mansfield TX will also check for eye disease during your child’s infant eye exam, as well as assess how their eyes work together, and evaluate their eyes as an indicator of their overall health.

If you would like to learn more about common pediatric vision problems, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. Please call Heritage Eye Care today if you have any questions regarding pediatric eye exams, or would like to schedule an appointment with our pediatric optometrist in Mansfield TX.

1900 W Sublett Road
Arlington, Texas 76017
(817) 717-4478