Good eyesight is critical to a child’s achievement from Pre-Kindergarten through college years. As much as 80% of everything students understanding is through their eyes and their academic performance can suffer if their eyesight isn’t executing properly.
Did You Know?
During a pediatric eye exam your child will be tested for nearsightedness, farsightedness, eye coordination, astigmatism, eye focusing abilities and eye muscle functions. Each of these screenings is necessary to evaluate your child’s vision.
What to look for
While many children are unaware they have trouble seeing, their symptoms may give clues. Watch for these warning signs.
Common and correctable conditions are Strabismus, a disorder where the two eyes do not line up in the same direction; more commonly called crossed-eyes. With Amblyopia or lazy eye, an eye loses the ability to see details.
Who Should I see for an Eye Exam?
Ophthalmologists: Total Eye Care
Ophthalmologists are physicians. They go to medical school, complete a one-year internship and a residency of three or more years. Trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform surgery, ophthalmologists also write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Charlotte Akor is a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in pediatric eye care.
Optometrists: Vision and Eye Care
Back to school means back to learning, and the best way to help your child have a great school year is with great vision. Call 325-670-3460 for your appointment today.