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Children’s Vision

We strive to keep all our young patients having fun in our child-friendly practice. We check the health and development of your child’s vision system, eye coordination and determine how well they are seeing and reaching their visual milestones. Children should have their first examination by age 6 months and annually thereafter.

Children rarely complain of vision problems to parents or teachers because many vision disorders can exist without symptoms. Early detection of eye problems is vital to maintaining lifelong eye health and clear, comfortable vision.

Everyday signs that your child may have a vision problem:

  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Eye turn in or out
  • Frequent headaches
  • Tilting the head
  • Short attention span
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Poor reading or avoiding close work
  • Covering one eye

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Good vision is an important part of learning:

  • 80% of learning activities involve vision.
  • 1 in 6 children have a vision problem affecting their school work.
  • Good vision is vital in learning to read.

Sunglasses For Children

It is important to start protecting children’s eye from UV light when they are very young. Cumulative UV radiation can cause damage to the cornea, lens and retina of the eyes and this can show up as cataracts and macular degeneration later in life. We recommend sunglasses with 100% UVA, UVB protection and polarization for babies and children of all ages.

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