Here at Vision Arts Eyecare Center, we are dedicated to making certain that your child’s eyes are healthy and that her or his vision is at the highest level possible. Your child should get his or her first eye exam before starting school. After that, every other year is sufficient, unless there is a diagnosed eye disease or condition that requires being more closely monitored.
Some parts of kids eye care are very much like they are for adults. Our pediatric optometrist in Spokane WA will test your child’s eyesight to determine if nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or some combination of those refractive issues is present. Eye charts are used, of course, but if your child is not yet old enough to read, we use a fun and effective game to accomplish the same result. It’s a simple enough thing to write a prescription for eyeglasses. And for children, there is such a close association between seeing their best and doing well in school. Social development is also linked to eyesight. Unlike the old days, when children resisted eyeglasses, it’s true that many now look forward to it. A big reason is all the great-looking designer frames that are available. Children are also susceptible to so-called adult eye diseases like glaucoma and cataracts. Our pediatric optometrist in Spokane WA screens her or him for those conditions, both of which produce no obvious symptoms in their early stages. The more quickly they are detected, the better the typical outcome is likely to be. Kids eye problems can also include amblyopia, strabismus, dyslexia, and color blindness. There is no need to worry, though. All of the above can be addressed and treated.
To take advantage of our kids eye care, contact our office so we can book an appointment for him or her to be examined by our pediatric optometrist in Spokane WA.