Pediatric Eye Care
We understand that children have a special need and require special eye care services. The most commonly diagnosed vision issues in children are as follows.
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
- Nearsightedness (Myopia)
- Crossed eyes (Strabismus)
- Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
Also, check these warning signs for eye or vision problems in children. Consult an ophthalmologist, if your child has
- Constant irritation in the eyes
- Headache, eye strain, or double vision
- Eyes shaking
- Redness or tearing in the eyes
We provide complete inspection of the eyes, eyelids, muscle movements and examine the pupils and the reflection of light from the back of the eye.
Corneal Light Reflex Testing:
We check the spot where the light is reflected from the cornea. The light reflected in the eye should be sharp and centered on both pupils. The test result is not normal if the reflex of corneal light is not crisp, or it is off-center.
Cover test is done to detect misalignment of the eyes. When the child focuses on a specific target, the doctor covers each eye one at a time to observe a shift in the eyes.
Visual Acuity Testing:
Using an eye chart, the child is asked to read different lines of characters. Each eye is separately tested to check the eye sight vision.
Role as a Parent
Vision plays a key role in the development and education of a child. Parents must be extra-careful because a child may not realize that he has vision issues. The onus is totally on the parents to notice the signs mentioned above and to follow up with a visit to an ophthalmologist.