Pediatric Eye Exams
Detect problems early to improve the vision of your children
Ram Eye Care and Retina Center emphasizes 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.
Here’s What to Expect During an Eye Examination
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
A Few Words From Our Customers
Dr. Ramchander has got to be one of the best eye doctors in Florida by far! He diagnosed me with macular degeneration and has been able to return my vision to nearly perfect in both eyes. I continue to be monitored on a 3 mo. basis and I’m absolutely confident in his abilities and extremely happy with his care. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Why choose Ram Eye Care and Retina Center
For over 20 years, Ram Eye Care and Retina Center has provided unprecedented eye care with compassion and superior customer service. Utilizing state of the art diagnostic methods, Dr. Ramchander, M.D. provides patients and their families with a thorough understanding of the nature of their diabetic eye disease. And, we will explain all possible treatment options. When you choose Ram Eye Care and Retina Center, you can expect a knowledgeable and professional team in a caring environment. Dr. Ramchander, M.D. and his team understand the anxiety, stress and depression associated with diabetic eye disease. And we treat every patient with the care and concern they deserve. If you or a family member feel you have an eye problem, call our office to schedule an appointment at either of our convenient locations in The Villages or Leesburg.
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