Children Vision

Eye Wellness Starts Early

Did you know that 80 percent of what children learn is transmitted through the eyes? That includes learning how to use their eyes. The longer a vision problem goes without detection, diagnosis and treatment, the more a child’s brain learns to accommodate it. Early and routine eye exams can find and solve vision problems before they become barriers for your little one.

Seeing the Potential

Kids with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems can face additional challenges in life – academic, social, musical and athletic. High-quality eye care can ensure your child has the best possible tools to learn and reach their full potential.

Common Children’s Eye Conditions

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye): When reduced vision in one eye causes the brain to ignore signals from the weaker eye, and important nerve connections stop developing.
  • Astigmatism: A common problem created due to an irregularly shaped cornea, causing blurred vision at all distances.
  • Strabismus: When eyes are turned in, turned out or not working in tandem, leading to a wandering eye, double vision, vision in only one eye or eyes that appear crossed.
  • Myopia: Nearsightedness (seeing close objects more clearly than distant ones); affects about one-third of the population and usually emerges during childhood.
  • Hyperopia: Farsightedness (seeing distant objects better than close ones); children can be born with it, but often outgrow it as their eyes develop.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Can be either a viral or bacterial, both of which are very contagious, or simply an allergic reaction.
  • Stye: Looks like a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid, caused by an infected eyelash follicle.
  • Ptosis: A drooping upper eyelid that covers the eye, partially or entirely, and blocks vision.
  • 18-48 months

    When most vision problems begin to show up in young children.

  • Did you know?

    Children can have...

    20/20 eyesight and still have vision problems.

  • Ask Dr. Cassell

    Q:    

    If I had vision problems as a kid, does that mean my child will have them?

    A:     

    Not necessarily. But genetics do play a role. Evidence suggests that most common vision problems, like astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness) in children are inherited. If you’ve had vision problems as a child or adult, get a comprehensive eye exam for your child well before age 3. 

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Children’s Eye Symptoms

These symptoms may or may not be warning signs for a serious eye condition in children. They should be checked out by an optometrist or ophthalmologist at Sabates Eye Centers.

  • Itching
  • Tearing
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pus or crust
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Bulging or jiggling eyes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • White, yellow or gray material in the pupil

Children’s Eye Diagnosis & Treatment

Children can complain about a lot of things, but vision usually isn’t one of them. That’s why eye problems can easily go unnoticed. However, the sooner they are detected by an eye care specialist, the better they respond to treatment. Most common childhood vision problems can be treated with corrective lenses, eye patches, drops, surgery or a combination.