Pediatric Eye Exams The Villages
Detect problems early to improve the vision of your children
Ram Eye Care and Retina Center performs pediatric eye exams in The Villages. Since 1997 we have emphasized the importance of pediatric eye exams. For that reason we recommend having your children have an eye exam as early as 6 months of age, again at 3 and at the start of school. Above all, we suggest your children receive an eye exam every year throughout school. So much of what children learn in their formative years is dependent on visual acuity. Finally, if your child is already wearing glasses or contacts, they should have their eyes examined yearly as their eyes can change rapidly as they grow.
What Should Parents Look For in their Children’s Eyesight?
It’s important for parents to look for possible signs of poor vision. And children who will be at a higher risk to develop vision problems are those who have family members, especially siblings who wear glasses. During the toddler and preschool ages, children experience a time of rapid growth in motor skills. Specifically, this is when they develop hand-eye coordination, and other perceptual skills that will help them in sports, reading and writing, and artistic skills like drawing or building.
During these formative years parents should look for signs of lazy eye (amblyopia), or cross eyes (strabismus). Namely if your child has difficulty in color recognition, coordination, or letter recognition, these could be early indications of vision problem. But other signs could be sitting close to the TV, rubbing of the eyes, and squinting.
Older children between the ages of 6 and 18 with undetected vision problems face the possibility of suffering academically, athletically, and socially. Some symptoms of vision problems in older children could include:
- Losing their place while reading
- Frequent blinking
- A short attention span
- Doesn’t want to read aloud in front of others, and poor reading comprehension
- Double vision
Here’s What to Expect During an Eye Examination
Ram Eye Care includes a number of tests in our pediatric eye exams. For instance, they include simple tests like reading an eye chart to more complex tests where we use a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissue within the eyes. At Ram Eye Care above all your vision is our passion. And we look forward to helping you and your family maintain their eyesight. Call or contact us today to schedule your eye examination.
Why choose Ram Eye Care and Retina Center for treatment of your diabetic eye disease
For over 20 years, Ram Eye Care and Retina Center has provided unprecedented eye care with compassion and superior customer service. Moreover, we utilize state of the art diagnostic methods. Dr. Ramchander, M.D. provides patients and their families with a thorough understanding of the nature of their vision issues. So, when you need comprehensive eye exams for your children, call or contact our office to schedule an appointment at either of our convenient locations in The Villages or Leesburg.
First time at RAM will NOT be my last. I cannot say enough great things about RAM Eye Care from all staff to Dr. Ramchander who has such an expertise of the eyes but also exudes a nice personality and professionalism. He truly cares about you and the health of your eyes. Very thorough!