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Vision problems of children are far different from adults. A pediatric ophthalmologist is best qualified to determine a child's need for glasses. A pediatric ophthalmologist is an Eye MD (an eye physician and surgeon) who specializes in children. A pediatric ophthalmologist graduated from medical school and completed a three or four-year approved ophthalmology residency program training in all aspects of eye disease. In addition, this type of physician received further training in an approved fellowship program dedicated to the study of eye diseases and disorders of children's eyes such as hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, strabismus and amblyopia. Pediatric ophthalmologists who are members of AAPOS have demonstrated high qualifications in the proper treatment and care of children's eyes.

It is extremely important that children be prescribed the appropriate glasses so they will develop normal vision while they are still growing. Some children require glasses for all waking hours, while others whose eyes are only slightly out of focus may be best served by not wearing them at all. The skill of the eye examiner, combined with frequency and costs of glasses, should be considered when searching for the best person to examine a child's vision.

Considering that the life expectancy of a child born today is probably about 90 years, an early eye exam or screening test is an excellent investment for life. Most parents will have already their child's teeth checked by age three or four. An eye exam for children is just as important, for unlike teeth, eyes cannot be replaced. Visit a primary care doctor or make an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist for an eye exam of your child. Children do not have to be able to read an eye chart before they can have a complete eye exam.

Click on a link below to learn more about:

  • Amblyopia - Lazy Eye
  • Astigmatism - Oval shaped Eye
  • Strabismus - Crossed Eyes
  • Conjunctivitus - Red or Pink Eye
  • Hyperopia - Farsightedness
  • Myopia - Nearsightedness
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