Visual impairments in children can lead to developmental delays, and affect your child’s overall quality of life at play and at school. Fortunately, with early detection and intervention, we can provide your child with the care they need to help ensure optimal vision development from the start. At the office of Optical Outlets we utilize leading-edge approaches for the earliest diagnosis of pediatric eye conditions. We recommend bringing children in for comprehensive eye examinations periodically, to assess their vision and determine if corrective treatment is needed.
When your child is first born, their sense of sight is not yet fully developed. Over the first few months of life, your child’s brain will learn to process different visual information to form a picture of the world around them. Your child’s ability to see the world plays an important role in their physical, cognitive and social development, which is why it’s important to address visual impairments and conditions affecting the health of your child’s eye. According to the American Optometric Association, children should have their eyesight tested first when they are 6 months old, then again at 3 years old, and again before they begin school. After that, it’s recommended to bring your child in for checkups every 2 years, but visits may be more frequent depending on your child’s needs. During your child’s checkup, our office will perform a visual acuity test and evaluate the health of your child’s eyes. Our friendly professional staff will make sure your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout their checkup. Early intervention with glasses, vision therapy and other methods of care can prevent problems from progressing into adulthood.
At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
If you are looking for an expert optometrist who can provide your child with pediatric eye care, we hope you will visit us at Optical Outlets. At our vision practice our pediatric optometrist in Brandon FL can provide your child with eye exams as well as pediatric eye care.
Pediatric Optometrist in Brandon FL
It is very important that children have their eyes examined on a periodic basis to make sure that there are no eye problems or diseases developing. If a child does have an eye problem, the sooner it is diagnose the easier it can generally be treated and fixed. For this reason it is very important that you bring your child in to see our pediatric optometrist in Brandon FL for an eye exam. Our pediatric optometrist will let you know how often your child should have subsequent eye exams. Many children have trouble seeing the front of the classroom, or even reading a book or seeing a computer screen clearly. During our eye exam your child’s eyes will not only be checked for refractive errors such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, but will also have many other factors checked which could affect the way your child processes visual information. When a child is having trouble in school, or even during sporting activities, it could be cause by a vision problem. Our pediatric optometrist will screen for these problems which can include trouble with: binocular vision (how the eyes work together); focusing skills; peripheral vision; color vision; hand eye coordination; and tracking skills. Our eye doctor will also check for eye diseases. If your family has a history of eye problems, you will want to relay this information, as well. Many times when children have trouble seeing it school they do not even think to mention this to their parents. So it is important that you don’t wait for your child to mention anything about vision problems before you bring them in for an eye exam.