Pediatric eye exams allow for early detection of vision issues and provide an opportunity for effective, inexpensive treatment. It’s important to look for signs of poor vision in your child at an early age to be able to take preventative measures that protect their vision as they age.

Some things to look for include:

  • Misalignment of eyes
  • Head tilt
  • Lack of fixation
  • Jerking eye movements
  • White pupil
  • Slow or unequal pupils
  • Excess sensitivity to light
  • Drooping Lid
  • Redness
  • Swelling around the eyelids
  • Large eyes
  • Pain or a headache
  • Excess tearing
  • Squinting or frequent blinking
  • Moving close to objects to see them

If your child is experiencing any of the above indications that their vision may be suffering, there are options for vision correction and preservation. An in-office exam is the best way to move past any uncertainty regarding your child’s vision. Only an ophthalmologist or optometrist has the training and equipment to fully understand your child’s eye care needs.