Making sure your child’s eyes are healthy is what we’re here for, but we understand how appointments can also be intimidating for your child. At Coal Creek Family Vision, we work to make our eye exams comfortable, engaging, and fun to provide comprehensive eye care for you and your family. From their first eye exam until their last, our team of eye doctors will help protect their eye vision as they grow older and ensure that every experience with us is positive.
Why Your Child Should See Their Eye Doctor?
As your child learns and interacts with others, their vision plays a crucial role in their development. Undiagnosed eye conditions can lead to problems with their vision later in life, affecting their school work, hobbies, and interactions with the world. Regular visits with an eye doctor can help catch these problems early as they get older, and we can establish an effective treatment plan that helps them have clear, comfortable vision.
When meeting with our team for the first time, it’s essential to provide their birth history, including any complications during pregnancy, their family history for ocular diseases, and their current medical history. This also includes delays in their development, such as difficulties maintaining eye contact or frequent eye rubbing.
According to the American Optometric Association, children should have eye exams once between six to 12 months of age, once between three to five years of age, and then yearly from ages six to 18 years of age. However, more frequent visits may be needed if they have eye problems affecting their vision health.
Many eye conditions can develop during the first few years of their lives. Because of this fact, it’s important to watch out for early warning signs of an eye condition, especially since they may not realize that they have a vision problem at all. The earlier their condition is diagnosed, the more proactive we can be with their treatment.
Some potential signs of a vision problem include:
- Constantly sitting too close to the TV, phone, or tablet.
- Difficulty focusing on reading and seeing images
- Frequent eye rubbing when trying to see
- Frequent squinting at screens and words on a page.
- Frequent headaches
- They struggle to look at images far away
- Having trouble with reading words
Your child’s vision is important as they grow older because it affects their lives in numerous ways, and our team at Coal Creek Family Vision can help make sure their eyes are functioning and healthy with our state-of-the-art technology and excellent service. When scheduling a visit with our practice, we can perform a variety of vision tests to help diagnose conditions they may have and recommend a treatment plan. Whether they need glasses, contacts, or more specialized treatment, we are here for your family for any of your vision needs and concerns. Schedule an eye exam to ensure that your child has clear, comfortable vision, and we can make sure that your child’s vision is up-to-date and healthy.