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Pediatric Eye Health
There is so much more to vision than simply seeing clearly. While developing, our eyes need to not only see clearly, but also function together in an efficient manner to enable proper perception of the visual world. Vision and learning are directly connected! Often, vision problems in children are painless and exist since birth, so parents can be unaware that their child is affected. Failure to detect these conditions can delay perceptual skills, reading abilities, create attention deficits and lead to difficulties performing in school. Fortunately, most of these conditions are easily treatable.
Mistakenly, most parents think that the vision screenings our children have in school will detect these issues. At North Shore Eye Health and Wellness, we recommend that children receive their first eye exam between 6-12mos of age, then again at 2-3 years of age, and receive annual eye examinations while going to school. The earlier a problem is detected the better the overall prognosis. Our Doctors are here to help! Together, we can prevent vision loss and decrease the negative impact that vision loss can have on our children for the rest of their lives.
Concerned your child may need an eye examination? Check out this symptoms checklist for a quick reference:
EYE SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST
School age children
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