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How To Maintain The Health Of Your Children’s Visions

How To Maintain The Health Of Your Children’s Visions
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Healthy Medical Vision is one of the most critical parts of the development of your children. Uncorrected vision in children may lead to so many setbacks in life, whether it be socially or academically. Similar to what legs are to children, eyes are not only used to see but also to learn. Living with impaired vision for such a long period of time may encourage the brain to accommodate the issue. This is the primary reason parents must schedule a regular eye examination for their children.

Understanding the symptoms of eye problems

Many eye-related disease and vision problems can be treated when they are detected fairly early on. But how do we know if our children have issues in the first place? It goes without saying that parents must schedule routine checkup to be absolutely sure of their condition. However, the following symptoms may help you determine if your children have vision problems.

·         Constantly rubbing eyes

·         Abnormal light sensitivity

·         Abnormal alignment

·         Inability to focus

·         Inability to properly follow an object

·         Chronic eye redness

·         Chronic tearing

If your children show the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Pediatric Ophthalmologists are medical doctors that specialize in treating eye or vision problems in children. The difference between an optometrist and pediatric ophthalmologist lies in the fact that optometrist do not perform eye surgery.

List of common eye problems

There are quite a few eye conditions that may affect our childre. Most of which may be detected by an acuity chart during preschool vision screening. Below is a list of common eye or vision problems in children that need immediate Medial Treatment.

·         Amblyopia

Also known as ‘Lazy Eye’, Amblyopia is an eye condition that results in poor vision. Eyes with the condition may appear normal which makes it quite difficult to detect early on. If left untreated, Amblyopia may possibly cause an irreversible loss in sight. Two of the most common causes of this condition is refractive error between the sufferer’s eyes as well as crossed eyes. Children under 8-years of age typically have bigger chance to be treated and recovered from Amblyopia.

·         Refractive errors

This condition basically means that the shape of the sufferer’s eyes cannot properly bend the light. As results, the images in the sufferer’s eyes appear blurred. There are a few types of refractive errors; farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and nearsightedness (myopia).

·         Strabismus

Strabismus is a condition where the eyes are misaligned. Said misalignment may vary as the eyes may turn out or in, down or up. In chronic cases, the misaligned eye may develop Amblyopia. Fortunately, the sufferer’s vision can be fully restored by forcing the misaligned eye to work using a patch.

In order to ensure your children’s healthy vision, parents must start the examination from when they are newborns. Pediatrician typically give general eye health checkup to newborns. In the first year, parents must take their little one to routine eye screening. Then later on when the children are 3 years old, parents must take them to acuity test and eye-health screening to ensure their children’s Health fitness.[eela]

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