Pediatric eye care is necessary because the better your child’s vision and eye health are, the more it will enhance her or his life. The very first visit that you should make with your child to us at Throggs Neck Optical should occur no later than before starting school. Of course, if you notice anything that seems to be wrong with your child’s eyes, or his or her vision is compromised, you should not even wait that long.
As a parent, you have the expected level of concern about your child’s well-being. It’s comforting to know that with a few simple, painless tests, our pediatric eye doctor in Country Club is able to accurately determine if eyeglasses are going to be beneficial for your child. She or he will read from an eye chart, or if too young to read, he or she will be tested with a game that provides the same results. Our pediatric eye doctor in Country Club also tries different lenses in front of your child’s eyes with the goal being to find out what prescription (if any) is most suitable. It is not unusual for kids to develop nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or any combination of the three. And the improved vision that corrective eyewear makes possible has positive implications for school, social interactions, and more. Issues like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) also are known to affect children. With prompt detection and attentive care, they won’t become permanent conditions. And in addition to an eye exam at least every two years, you should contact our office if she or he has any unusual ocular symptoms.
Our pediatric eye doctor in Country Club is prepared to give you the peace of mind to know that your child’s vision and eye wellness are being given the degree of attention required. Reach out to us to arrange an appointment for him or her.