Kids Comprehensive Eye Specialist Examination
How often should my kid see an eye specialist?
Every 1-2 years after the age of 3, but if a squint or any other obvious eye problem is observed, it is recommended to see the eye specialist even at birth.
What happens during my kids’ Comprehensive Eye Examination?
The examination takes approximately 3 hours and are inclusive of checks for eye power, visual errors, eye diseases and eye problems associated with kids.
These examinations are conducted by both qualified and registered Optometrists and Eye Specialists (Ophthalmologists). The Eye Specialist will then consult the patient at the end of his examination.
Other Kids Eye Problems
“If your kid is struggling with their day-to-day activities, they may not be seeing right.”
Why is it important to have their eyes check?
Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses. It plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. In fact, experts say 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually. Early detection of children’s vision problems is essential to make sure your kids have the visual skills they need to do well in school, sports and other activities.
Without good vision, a kid’s ability to learn, play and socialize becomes more difficult. Untreated eye problems can worsen and lead to more serious problems which will affect the kid’s learning ability and personality while growing up.
Paediatric Eye Care
It is very important that kids receive proper eye care, since many vision problems begin at an early age. Without good vision, a kid’s ability to learn becomes more difficult. Untreated eye problems can worsen and lead to more serious problems which will affect the learning ability and personality while growing up.
Squint, also called strabismus, is an eye condition where the eyes do not look in the same direction as each other. This means that while one eye looks forwards to focus on an object, the other eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards.
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision development disorder in which an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Particularly if lazy eye is detected early in life and promptly treated, reduced vision can be avoided. But if left untreated, lazy eye can cause severe visual disability in the affected eye, including legal blindness.
Color Blindness / Deficiency
Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. With this vision problem, you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors, such as blue and yellow or red and green.