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Marion Eye Center and Optical offers pediatric eye care

Sunday, February 14th, 2021, 7:25 am

Your child’s health and wellness is important, and one aspect of their overall health is that of healthy eyes and vision. A pediatric eye exam performed regularly to assess a child’s vision acuity and health is vital. At Marion Eye Center and Optical, we offer eye examination and vision services to patients of all ages, including children.

Why are pediatric eye examinations necessary?

In order to learn about the world around them, children need to have clear vision. During the first few months of a child’s life, he or she will have improved vision and eyesight. This allows a child to make sense of faces, colors, shapes, and other elements in their world. If children are dealing with a vision concern, it can impact their development. School-aged children might experience difficulty in seeing the marker board in class or experience problems or injuries that can lead to permanent vision loss. With proper and regular evaluations, parents can rest easy knowing that they are taking proactive steps to improving their child’s eye health from day one!

What are some common eye and vision problems that impact children?

Many eye conditions can impact patients of all ages, though there are certain conditions that are often see in children. These conditions may be easily treated in their youth to prevent problems later on. Some of the more common conditions that are spotted in childhood and can be addressed with the team at Marion Eye Center and Optical include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes)
  • Convergence insufficiency (alignment for reading or close-up activities)
  • Focusing problems (accommodating problems)

With routine screenings at Marion Eye Center and Optical, parents ensure that they are making their child’s vision health a priority and help protect from potential problems as they grow.

Learn more about pediatric eye care services available at Marion Eye Center and Optical

If you reside in the states of Illinois or Missouri, our team may be able to help provide care for your child’s vision and eye health. Contact one of our 36 office locations to request an appointment with our providers and take the first step in protecting and improving your child’s vision.

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Category: Pediatric Eye Care


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