Has your child had their eye exam? Has your child been struggling in school and/or athletic activities? They may have unaddressed visual needs.
According to experts myopia, or nearsightedness, is the most common ophthalmic condition in the world with an estimated 22.9% of the world population. The age of onset is usually around 7 to 16 years old. The incidence of myopia increases with age and studies have shown that its prevalence has been increasing. High levels of myopia can increase the risks of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, lattice degeneration and retinal tears.
Astigmatism is more prevalent in toddlers. High levels of uncorrected astigmatism may put the patient at risk for amblyopia during preschool years. Amblyopia is a prominent cause of monocular vision loss in kids.
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is more prevalent in preschool aged children. Large degrees of uncorrected hyperopia can also lead to amblyopia or strabismus.
Schedule your child today for their comprehensive eye exam. We see children ages 3 and up.