Protecting and caring for your child's vision is an important part of their overall health. This means scheduling an eye exam with a qualified optometrist. It's recommended to bring your child in for an eye exam before beginning school. Our eye care professionals at Wichita Optometry offer a variety of assessments and services for children. We provide exceptional eye care for children of all ages.
Why Start Eye Exams at a Young Age?
It's crucial to bring your child in for an eye exam at a young age. Vision problems that are detected early are more responsive to treatment. The majority of what a child learns, especially during the elementary and middle school years, is learned visually. It's important to make an appointment with a qualified optometrist who has experience working with young children to ensure your child’s ability to learn is not impaired. An eye exam will detect abnormalities or vision problems that could lead to developmental issues. A few conditions that our optometrist often detects include lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and pediatric glaucoma.
What Are Some Ways To Promote Eye Health?
There are several things you can do to make sure your child's eyes are as healthy as possible, including:
- Provide a Healthy Diet - A well-rounded diet that includes plenty of Vitamin C, E, and omega-3 fatty acids will promote eye health.
- Protect the Eyes - Avoid toys with sharp edges and make sure your child wears glasses with UV protection when spending time in the sun.
- Regularly Check the Eyes - Are your child's eyes crossing or turning out in different directions? Are the eyes hazy or cloudy? These traits and behaviors may indicate a vision problem.
- Find an Experienced Optometrist - It's important to find an optometrist that has experience treating and working with young children.
How Can an Optometrist at Wichita Optometry, P.A. Help Your Child?
At Wichita Optometry, we have years of experience providing residents of Wichita, KS, and the surrounding areas with pediatric eye care. We also provide family and senior eye care as well as a wide selection of glasses, contacts, and sunglasses. We also offer vision therapy for a variety of vision conditions and developmental delays. Our practice features several optometrists, each specializing in different areas of optometry. For more information on eye care for kids or to schedule an appointment, call us at (316) 942-7496.