We’re taking extra steps to ensure your eyecare needs are safely met during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Pediatric eye care services with Marion Eye Center and Optical

Thursday, October 15th, 2020, 8:02 am

Many of us take our vision health for granted. It isn’t until problems arise that we really start to take our vision health seriously. That is why it is so important for parents to bring their children into a pediatric eye care professional for routine evaluations and comprehensive screenings to ensure their eyes are healthy and functioning at their best! At Marion Eye Center and Optical, we highly encourage parents to bring their children to the eye doctor regularly for thorough evaluations.

When should my child see the eye doctor?

If there is a vision concern, it is vital that a parent brings their children into the practice of Marion Eye Center and Optical for a full, comprehensive evaluation. This may include concerns about a child’s vision, noticing your child squinting or closing their eyes to see, or even about discharge and redness that have occurred overnight. Any trauma to the eye should also be evaluated by a medical professional to reduce the risk of infection or more serious problems such as permanent vision loss.

What are some common eye conditions seen in children?

Our team provides specialized pediatric eye care for children who may have certain conditions impacting their vision or visual acuity. Some of the more common conditions spotted by our team in children include:

  • Amblyopia
  • Crossed eyes
  • Dyslexia
  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Color blindness
  • Conjunctivitis

How often should my child undergo an eye examination?

In most cases, children should see an eye doctor before the age of one, around the age of three, and again before starting school, typically between ages five and six. If there are any specific concerns, such as cross eyes, lazy eye, or discharge, a child should be seen by an eye doctor as soon as possible for a full evaluation.

Schedule your child for a comprehensive examination with our team at Marion Eye Center and Optical today

With 36 locations around the areas of Illinois and Missouri, our team is just a phone call away! Contact one of our offices to schedule your child for their eye examination to spot conditions in the earliest stages for the most effective treatment!

back to top


Category: Pediatric Eye Care


Leave a Reply