When you have children, taking care of any eye issues is an important aspect to their overall health. But often times it may be hard for your child to explain his or her issues with their eyes. This problem is especially hard when dealing with infants.
Why Your Child’s Vision is Important
Your child’s eye care should begin in the newborn stage and should be monitored throughout childhood. Taking your children to the eye doctor for regular eye exams is a critical component of proper eye health.
Vision issues in children can create other problems that affect their learning and growth. Problems with their vision can lead to poor performance in school, not wanting to go to school, difficulty paying attention, blurry vision, headaches, and other concerns.
What to Do Next
If you see any of these symptoms in your child, or if your child informs you about these issues, it may be a good time to see an eye doctor. At the very least every child should undergo an eye exam as a part of their regular health physical.
Eye exams, even when performed by a pediatrician, is one way to monitor your child’s eye health as they grow. But if a child has a family history of poor vision or other eye issues it may be a good idea to see an eye doctor.
Contact Pycraft Family Eye Care if you have any concerns about your child’s eyes or vision.