We all worry more about the health of our children than we do for ourselves. Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas wants to make it as easy as possible to look after your child’s eye health. We will discuss some common pediatric eye problems so that you will know what to be aware of. And a regular pediatric eye exam with our Las Vegas family eye doctor will help to ensure that any potential problems are caught early on when they are most easily treatable.
The first thing to keep in mind with a pediatric eye exam is that the better prepared your child is for it, the more smoothly it will go. We do everything possible to maintain a comfortable and pleasant environment for them. Please assure them ahead of time that their eye exam will not be painful. Our Las Vegas family eye doctor will need to apply eye drops to their eyes and that could sting a little bit. Let your child know this, but beyond that the experience will be quite easy for them.
Our Las Vegas family eye doctor will conduct a thorough and complete eye exam on your child, checking to see if your child is nearsighted or farsighted, has an astigmatism and if they exhibit any signs of lazy eye (also known as amblyopia). Other things that will be checked are the alignment of your child’s eyes, how he or she reacts to light and darkness, as well as her or his eye movement. Children old enough will have their vision tested with an eye chart. Those old enough to read will be tested with a combination of an eye chart, pictures, and letters. Children not yet of reading age can still be tested using “the tumbling E game.”
The most essential element in treating any pediatric eye problem is diagnosing it early. Besides the conditions mentioned previously, pediatric eye problems can include glaucoma, drooping eyelid, cataracts, and double vision. You should be aware that many pediatric eye conditions can begin and advance without any obvious symptoms. This is why regular eye exams with our Las Vegas family eye doctor are so important for your child.