At Atlanta Vision Cataract and Laser Center we treat members of the whole family, including children. While your child will receive vision screenings at school and during pediatrician visits, it is also recommended that children have regular eye exams with an optometrist or ophthalmologist following this schedule:
- 6 months of age
- Age 3
- Before starting school
- Every 1-2 years while they are in school
If any developmental or refractive problems are detected, more frequent appointments may be warranted. If you have a family history of eye disease or if your child is displaying symptoms of a vision problem, schedule an eye exam for your child right away so treatment can be started if necessary.
Pediatric Vision Problems
Our doctors offer routine and advanced pediatric eye care in Atlanta to help children see better to improve their chances of learning success. In addition to vision testing and prescribing glasses, they can diagnose and treat:
- Eye alignment problems (strabismus)
- Lazy eye (amblyopia)
- Congenital cataracts
We also have an Optical Center onsite to fill your child’s prescription and help them choose a frame that matches their personality and activity level.
Warning Signs of Eye Problems in Children
It’s not always easy to know when your child is having vision problems. Pay attention to these warning signs:
- Holding a book close to read
- Squinting or tilting their head to see
- Frequent headaches
- Light sensitivity
- Poor grades in school
- Rubbing the eyes
- Avoidance of physical activities
The sooner a child’s eye problem is identified and corrected, the happier the child will be.
Contact us today to schedule your child’s pediatric eye exam or to learn more about our Atlanta pediatric eye doctors.