Good vision is a key to a child’s development and overall well-being. 80% a child’s learning is visual. We are qualified (equipped) to provide paediatric eye care. We test visual acuity with age-appropriate charts, or the auto refractometer, which gives us a highly accurate reading of the child’s refraction and does not require a young child to decipher symbols on a chart. We also monitor for the possibility of common eye conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) and treat common paediatric eye disorders such as conjunctivitis (pink eye).
At present, the service provides evaluation and treatment for a full range of eye conditions that affect children like, refractive errors, childhood cataract, paediatric glaucoma, amblyopia (lazy eye), squint and retinal disorders (such as premature retina), paediatric eye cancer (Retinoblastoma) and congenital anomalies like blocked tear ducts. We also deal with specially-abled children and their eye care needs and administer low vision therapy.
We have a dedicated paediatric Ophthalmologist and the best equipment to diagnose and treat these diseases at the right time to ensure the best outcomes and proper development of a child’s eye and vision.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Paediatric Vision Problems
We provide comprehensive evaluations and proven treatments for all aspects of routine and complex paediatric eye disease, including:
Approximately 4% of children in the world are affected by this condition, which is characterized by crossed-eyes or eyes that are otherwise misaligned or looking in different directions. If not treated by age 5 or 6, children with strabismus risk permanent loss of visual acuity.
Amblyopia (Dull Eye)
Also called “dull eye,” this is a condition in which the vision in one eye (or both eyes) is poor, usually as a result of strabismus. Other causes of amblyopia include farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism; it can even be caused by drooping eyelids or the rare occurrence of a childhood cataract.
Making sure that your child sees well into the future
We recommend a first eye exam at 6 months of age, again at the age of 3 or 4 and then every one to two years thereafter. We treat your child with the utmost care and concern from the moment you first arrive. You will accompany your child throughout their exam and get answers to any questions you may have.
Your child deserves a lifetime of clear, healthy vision. Right to sight is a fundamental responsibility for all, especially the young ones. Call and schedule an appointment for you and your child at our office today.