Keeping your eyes healthy is important. In fact, your annual eye exam is one doctor appointment that you and your children should not miss. Vision is our most important sense and examinations should begin as early as infancy. Pediatric eye care includes a comprehensive vision and eye health exam to ensure normal vision development in children. Las Vegas Eye Exams include tests for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the ocular effects of many common health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Monitoring the vision development in children, particularly through their school years is very important since healthy eyesight is intricately linked to development of fine motor skills, personality, and school performance. Although young children may not be able to read an eye chart, special procedures have been developed that allow our eye doctors to asses the clarity of sight in children of nearly every age.
If your child struggles to read or remain focused on tasks, they might have an undiagnosed vision problem. Before you child begins a new school year, we suggest that you have a complete eye exam. School vision screenings are no substitute for a complete eye exam by your family optometrist. Your Las Vegas eye doctor can evaluate whether your child’s vision is adequately prepared to handle extensive reading and writing. Schoolwork can put a strain on your child’s eyesight and can cause problems when none existed previously.
Additionally, pediatric eye exams assess vision development in relation to hand-eye coordination. As children grow they use vision to explore the world by identifying and directing movement. Unresolved vision problems may interrupt the development of perception and eye-hand coordination skills. Help your children develop and maintain healthy vision by taking them to their Las Vegas optometrist at one our thirteen Walmart Vision Centers at least once a year!