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Pediatric eye care available for children at Marion Eye Center and Optical

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, 6:33 am

Children often see their pediatrician on a regular basis to monitor their growth and development. The dentist visits with a child routinely to monitor their oral health. So shouldn’t your child see a professional at regular intervals to monitor their vision health? At Marion Eye Center and Optical, we offer pediatric eye care as a sub-specialty to our standard ophthalmologists. We find that children require the same care as their parents and grandparents to diagnose problems early enough for successful intervention. A child’s vision can greatly impact their social interactions, academic performance, and their overall ability to achieve the best in life!

What are the benefits of pediatric eye care?

Children should be evaluated regularly to check for signs of poor vision. Vision can impact one’s health in many different ways, and with a proper diagnosis and early treatment, most eye concerns can be treated in a timely manner. By visiting a reputable ophthalmologist for routine examinations and prescription corrective lenses, children can address a wide range of issues that they may experience. This includes:

  • Injury/trauma to the eye
  • Juvenile diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis screenings
  • Eye inflammation/infection
  • Cross eyes
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia) screenings, assessment, and treatment
  • Refractive errors (astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness)

With a full eye health examination at Marion Eye Center and Optical, children can also be cared for in terms of providing corrective lenses, such as contact lenses or eyeglasses. Children may undergo dilation of the pupils which allow the doctor to take proper measurements of the eye and determine if any eye disorders or problems exist.

When should my child start seeing an eye doctor for evaluations?

Children should begin to see a pediatric eyecare professional around the ages of six months. Routine visits and examinations can monitor the child’s vision and spot possible issues early enough to intervene. Our team can also check for proper development of the eye and catch issues as soon as they occur.

Contact Marion Eye Center rand Optical today

With almost 40 locations throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois, our professionals can help with adult and child eye care solutions. Contact one of our offices to request an appointment and start learning more about ways to maintain your eye health and vision!

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