Our children’s eye exams are designed to make sure that she or he is experiencing a level of vision that will promote learning at school, as well as social and athletic development. In addition, there are various eye health issues for kids that are associated with positive outcomes when there is early detection. At Fabulous Optical, we urge you to bring your child in for our Elmont kids eye testing before she or he starts school, or earlier if there are any signs of problems that have you concerned.
Both a vision screening and a wellness exam are important. If your child is of reading age, he or she will be asked to read from a standard eye chart that contains both letters and pictures. Younger kids will get the same results, but with a game that is made to suit their needs. For some parents, that fact that their child needs eyeglasses comes as a complete surprise. For others, they have noticed that their child has been sitting too close to the TV or holding reading material up close (signs of farsightedness) or has exhibited squinting (a sign of nearsightedness). Our Elmont kids eye testing could result in the writing of a prescription for eyeglasses, which our optical department will make. Eye health for your child may be threatened by common adult diseases like glaucoma and cataracts. Then there are more typical childhood issues. Among them are amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), double vision, and drooping eyelid. The proper way to address each will depend on the precise condition and your child’s unique circumstances.
It’s a good idea to take a moment right now and contact our office to set up an appointment for you and your child to come in for our Elmont kids eye testing. She or he will benefit from it greatly.