August is Children's Eye Health Month
Amblyopia is a condition that can affect 2 to 3% of children and it can cause permanent vision loss.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a complete eye exam at six months, three years and five years of age. After that your child should have a complete annual eye exam, if no vision correction is required every two years.
Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. 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). Exams test visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, and detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness.
Many children experience the same vision problems as adults, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as congenital vision conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes), which can significantly affect proper vision development. Young children may be unaware of the fact that they are experiencing abnormal vision, which is why regular exams and early detection are essential in maintaining healthy eyes for your child.
We provide specialized pediatric eye care services that focus on ensuring that your child maintains clear, strong vision as they grow. For more information visit us at; https://www.fromereye.com/services/pediatric-eye-care