Your Newburgh Optometrist Offers Eye Care for Kids
Eye exams are important an important part of health, including children’s health. They play an important role in ensuring normal vision development and academic achievement for all children, as vision is closely linked to the learning process. Kids with undetected vision problems often experience difficulty with learning in the classroom and doing homework. Vision problems can cause frustration with your child’s learning and may even result in behavioral problems. It’s important to note that children often don’t complain of vision problems because they don’t realize what normal vision is. All of these reasons are why eye care for kids is so important.
Common vision problems in children include refractive errors, strabismus and amblyopia. Refractive errors include astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes. It can also amblyopia, which is lazy eye. If left undiagnosed and untreated, amblyopia can result in vision loss. And it is more difficult to treat this ocular condition after the age of 4. If your child is squinting a lot, having difficulty reading, exhibiting abnormal eye movements, having difficulty seeing objects at a distance or has sensitivity to light, it’s time to see a pediatric optometrist.
Vision City: Your Kid’s Eye Doctor
Vision City of Newburgh, NY is your choice for a kid’s eye doctor. Our experienced optometrists in Newburgh, NY offer effective solutions for children’s visual problems. If your child has a visual processing problem, eyeglasses are not the solution. We offer vision therapy, and our pediatric optometrist will complete a comprehensive eye and vision exam to determine if your child is a good candidate for vision therapy. Vision therapy not only strengthens the eye muscles, it improves the neurological connections between the eyes and the brain. Vision therapy enhances how the brain interprets images and text. It uses a set of progressive vision exercises that last from 30 minutes to an hour. Typically, sessions are scheduled for one or twice a week. In the visual arena, vision therapy is akin to physical therapy with real science behind it. Studies have shown that vision therapy helps a child’s ability to absorb information and learn.
Schedule an Eye Exam with our Newburgh Optometrist
Our children’s eye exams are comprehensive. We test for visual acuity, eye function and eye health. With our visual acuity test, we measure how each is seeing for both distance and reading. Depending on the results, corrective eyewear may be the appropriate solution for your child. The eye function test allows us to evaluate your child’s eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vison and depth perception. We want to ensure that your child’s eyes are also working properly together in tracking and teaming. We also evaluate the health of your child’s ocular structures through visual examination.
If it’s time for your child to have an eye exam or your child is exhibiting symptoms of visual problems, give us a call at Vision City and schedule an appointment.