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Country Club Pediatric Optometrist

Common Pediatric Vision Problems – Amblyopia, Congenital Cataracts, Strabismus, Nearsightedness in Country Club

Country Club Pediatric Optometrist

Country Club Pediatric Optometrist

Are you looking for an expert eye doctor who can provide your child with comprehensive pediatric eye exams? If so, you will want to come to Throggs Neck Optical, where our Country Club pediatric optometrist, Dr. William Guerrero or Dr. Martin Sabesan, can provide your child with expert optometry care.

There are many common pediatric vision problems which your child may experience. Unfortunately, the vision screening children receive at school will only screen for some refractive errors. This is why you will want your child to see our Country Club pediatric optometrist for an eye exam. Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye” is a common pediatric eye problem that affects about 4 million people in the United States. It occurs when one eye is used less than the other eye, and the brain begins to ignore all vision signals from the weaker eye. It used to be believed that this condition cannot be corrected unless it was detected and treated before age 6. However, today many eye doctors no longer believe this is the case, and feel that even adults can improve their eyesight using vision therapy. Treatment for amblyopia will depend on the extent of the condition, the patient’s age, and other factors. Sometimes a child’s eye may be patched for several hours a day in order to encourage the brain to once again pay attention to visual signals sent by the weaker eye. Strabismus is another common childhood vision problem. When a child has strabismus, both eyes do not necessarily focus in the same direction at the same time. This condition can be corrected with vision therapy, or sometimes with prescription eyeglasses. Congenital cataracts are a serious vision problem which can also be detected during a pediatric eye exam. Should these be discovered, the child will be referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist for care. Nearsightedness is also a common refractive error that children experience that can be easily corrected with eyeglasses or other treatment.

For an appointment for your child to meet with our Country Club pediatric optometrist, contact us today.

Throggs Neck Optical
3730 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, New York 10465
(718) 792-9590

Pelham Bay Pediatric Optometrist

Kids Eye Care in Pelham Bay

Pelham Bay Pediatric Optometrist

Pelham Bay Pediatric Optometrist

Five to ten percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. However, 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 Throggs Neck Optical, we strive 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. Our Pelham Bay pediatric optometrist focuses on kid-friendly eye exams, along with medical and surgical treatment for common pediatric 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 and wearing the proper prescription of children’s eyeglasses, 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 common pediatric vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, dyslexia, color blindness, congenital cataracts, strabismus (crossed eye), and amblyopia (lazy eye). In fact, amblyopia affects about four million people in the United States. Our Pelham Bay pediatric optometrist will also check for eye disease during your child’s infant eye exam, as well as assess how their eyes work together, and evaluate their eyes as an indicator of their overall health.

If you would like to learn more about common pediatric vision problems, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. Please call Throggs Neck Optical today if you have any questions regarding pediatric eye exams, or would like to schedule an appointment with our Pelham Bay pediatric optometrist.

Throggs Neck Optical
3730 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, New York 10465
(718) 792-9590

East Bronx Pediatric Optometrist

Pediatric eye care in East Bronx

East Bronx pediatric optometrist

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.

3730 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, New York 10465
(718) 792-9590