Why Children’s Eye Exams are so Important
Have you noticed your child struggling to see? Or maybe something weird is going on with one of their eyes? Children’s eye exams can catch eye issues before they get out of hand, so it is important to know the signs that indicate your child needs to go in for an eye exam.
• Headaches and Eye Fatigue. If your child complains of headaches and rubs their eyes after doing an activity that can strain their eyes, then it might be time for him/her to see an eye doctor. If your child’s eyes are strained, they can experience more than just headaches and tired eyes; their eyes can become itchy or feel like they are burning as well. A children’s eye exam will determine the source of the problem.
• Blurry Vision. Blurry vision is a common symptom of eye problems. There are a few common eye issues that result in blurry vision, and a simple eye test can determine if your child has one of these problems. If your child isn’t verbally complaining about blurry vision, watch and see if they tilt their head, squint, or try to look out of the corner of their eyes instead of looking straight ahead.
• Nearsighted and Farsighted. If your child tends to hold a book close to his/her face, sit right in front of the TV, or has a hard time focusing on anything really close to their face, this could mean your child is farsighted. Being farsighted means you have trouble focusing on things close to you. On the other hand, if your child has issues focusing on things further away, this means he/she could be nearsighted. An eye exam will determine the correct diagnosis, and an optometrist will give you the correct treatment options.
Children’s eye exams are a great way to stay informed about your child’s eye health. You can stay on top of what their eyes need as they grow and always stay one step ahead. If you would like more information on children’s eye exams or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry.