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.
East Bronx pediatric optometrist
Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of your child’s vision problems, injuries, and diseases. 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). At the office of Throggs Neck Optical, our East Bronx pediatric optometrist strives to provide the highest quality of care so that your child can achieve optimal vision and eye health that does not affect their school work or other everyday activities. We focus on kid-friendly eye exams along with medical and surgical treatment for our littlest patients.
Eye examinations for children are especially important as five to ten percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that infants have their first eye exam at six months of age. Children should be re-examined at age three, and again just before they enter the first grade. Scheduling your child’s eye exam is crucial as many basic skills required in a child’s learning are associated with good eyesight, such as near and distance vision, binocular (two eyes) coordination, peripheral awareness, and hand-eye coordination. The AOA suggests that children who do not require vision correction should receive an eye exam every two years. Otherwise, children who do wear corrective lenses should have their vision evaluated annually. Comprehensive exams also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. Our team of caring East Bronx pediatric optometrists will also check for eye disease during your child’s eye exam, as well as assess how their eyes work together, and evaluate their eyes as an indicator of their overall health. Our office offers state of the art diagnostic equipment, including retinal photography and visual field testing.
At the optometry office of Throggs Neck Optical, our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance the vision of your child. We are particularly inclined to treat those littler patients, as establishing good eye health early can deter further complications with their eyes and overall optical health. Please call our office today if you have any questions regarding kids’ eye exams, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with our East Bronx pediatric optometrist.