Your children’s eyes are the key to them learning about the world around them. They use their sight to not only navigate the world but to grow and develop. If a vision deficit does occur, it can affect their grades and cause a great deal of frustration.
We provide pediatric eye care from an optometrist at Alabama Eye Clinic, PC serving Talladega, AL, and the nearby region.
Common Problems We Look for
One eye problem our optometrists look for in children is astigmatism.
With this eye condition, there's an irregular curvature in the eye. As a result, the light that enters your child's pupil doesn't shine on the retina. It scatters instead, which leads to difficulty seeing.
Another common eye problem in children is myopia, which is a problem with your child being able to see clearly far away.
At our practice, we also screen children for lazy eyes. It can happen in both eyes, but it's not as common. Children could also have an eye tracking problem. It can affect a child's reading and any other school work that relies on sight.
Treatments We Offer Children
The treatment your child receives depends on his specific eye health or vision problem.
If your child has nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, we can provide your child with prescription eyeglasses. In older children, though it's at the parent's discretion, your child may receive contacts.
Though not mentioned because these conditions aren't as common, if your child has glaucoma, cataracts, or another similar eye problem, we can intervene with treatment.
We can also provide myopia management to help slow the progression of your child’s nearsightedness. This may involves using atropine drops at night in addition to using eyeglasses or contacts. Myopia control can help slow down the progression of myopia as your child grows so that he does not have as bad of a prescription when he grows up.
Get Eye Care from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
We at Alabama Eye Clinic, PC serving Talladega, AL, and the general vicinity, offer a variety of services to pediatric patients. We can provide various treatment options tailored to your child's needs. Are here to help your child get a lifetime of good eye health. Book an appointment with us today by calling (256) 362-4872.