Safeguarding Your Child’s Vision With Pediatric Eyecare Services
Many eye conditions develop in childhood, which is why it’s critical to be vigilant about your child’s eyesight and visual health. Being proactive about your child’s vision allows for prompt identification and treatment of underlying eye conditions, aiding in your child’s social and educational development. As a trusted member of the Vision Source network, Lifetime Vision Source offers comprehensive pediatric eye exam services for children.
As vision is very important to children’s development, Lifetime Vision Source strongly recommends regular eye exams for all children. Parents need to be observant about their children’s eyesight, as young children may not realize that their vision is not normal and may not complain about symptoms they are experiencing. While all children should undergo a pediatric eye exam every two years, a child who exhibits any of the signs below needs one right away:
- Closing or covering one eye
- Constantly holding materials close to face
- Tilting the head to one side
- Rubbing eyes repeatedly
- One or both eyes turn in or out
- Redness or tearing in eyes
In addition, the conditions below may put your child at a higher risk of developing certain eye problems:
- Premature birth
- Developmental delays
- Family history of “lazy eye” or “thick glasses”
- A disease that affects the whole body (such as diabetes or sickle cell disease)
What to Expect During a Pediatric Eye Exam
During the eye exam, the eye doctor will measure your child’s visual acuity, assess eye alignment and movements, check for refractive errors and evaluate overall health. You may also need to answer questions about your child’s medical history, which will help the doctor evaluate your child’s visual health and recommend the best treatment options.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Now is the time to prioritize your child’s visual health. Call Lifetime Vision Source at (701) 252-2020 to schedule a pediatric eye exam in Jamestown, ND. You may also fill out our contact form to book an appointment for your child