Our Whitestone pediatric optometrist will make sure that your child’s eye health is being given the needed attention, and will also diagnose common refractive issues. If your child is nearsighted, farsighted, has astigmatism, or some combination of them, we at Vision Center will make her or him a pair of prescription eyeglasses that are comfortable, stylish, and above all, provide sharp and clear vision.
Your child’s ocular wellness may be threatened by certain eye diseases that are typically thought of as being only a concern for adults. The ones we refer to are glaucoma and cataracts. These conditions don’t have any noticeable symptoms in their early stages, so it is essential to have our Whitestone pediatric optometrist do a checkup. With prompt detection, treatment has a much greater chance for success. Furthermore, other problems, like amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), dyslexia, color blindness, and double vision, are more applicable to children and tend to develop early on. They are easily detected as par of a routine eye exam, and treatment for them is usually simple and effective. With some of them, such as amblyopia and strabismus, there is a danger that they could become permanent if they are not addressed in a timely manner. You can assure your child that a visit to our Whitestone pediatric optometrist is not scary or painful. There is only some mild stinging upon the application of eye drops for pupil dilation. Otherwise, you can depend on smooth sailing all the way. We even make reading from the eye chart into a fun experience. And if your child does not read yet, we have the tumbling E game, which does a fantastic job of gauging how well your child sees.
It is highly recommended that all children get a complete eye exam by the time they begin school. It is vital for both optimal learning and social development. Please call us Whitestone pediatric optometrist to arrange an appointment.