Your child can benefit greatly from our pediatric eye care here at Cliffside Park Eye Associates. He or she should have a complete examination by the time of starting school, and then every two years after that. It is recommended that you bring in your child even sooner than that if there are any symptoms of poor vision or eye problems. Proactive care prevents simple issues from becoming complex ones and gives your child the advantage that optimal vision provides.
The components of the examination by our Edgewater kids optometrist are to have your child read from an eye chart, do a refractive assessment, and conduct appropriate testing for common conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), drooping eyelid, and even glaucoma and cataracts, which are typically associated with adults, but also affect kids more often than many people realize. If she or he is not yet of reading age, our Edgewater kids optometrist will substitute a fun and effective substitute, such as the tumbling E game, in which your child is presented a series of E’s and simply says in which direction each is pointing. Does your child need eyeglasses? If so, they will be prescribed, and you can have them made right here by our expert optical department. What is not discussed nearly often enough is how many children have vision issues that go undiagnosed or that are mistaken for other concerns. The good news is that when your child is able to experience the sharpest and clearest vision possible, it has a positive impact on his or her entire life. School progress is often enhanced, as is social development.
Contact our office today and let us arrange an appointment for you to come in with your child to see our Edgewater kids optometrist. She or he will benefit greatly from the correction of any concerns detected, and you will benefit from the peace of mind either way.