When to Call a Doctor?
Do not neglect the following symptoms in your child. Get them examined by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist right away:
- Redness or Swelling in the eye.
- Lots of Tearing or Blinking
- Regular complaints of Headache
- Complaints of Double Vision
- Frequent Rubbing of one or both eyes during or after short periods of reading
- Frequent Closing or Covering of one eye
- Extreme Sensitivity to Light
- Making frequent mistakes while Writing even while Copying
- Repeatedly Bumping into or Dropping things or Trouble Tracking an Object in range of Vision
Exams and Tests
Eye exams evaluate both your vision and the health of the eyes.
A child's comprehensive vision examination includes a number of visual skills, namely:
- Distance Acuity
- Near Acuity
- Binocular Fusion
- Color vision
- Convergence and eye teaming skills
- Eye tracking and fixation skills
- Focusing skills
- Visual Memory
Everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if your child has risk factors or a family history of eye problems. All children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before first standard.