Vision problems in children are not always obvious. Sometimes children will display warning signs such as:
- 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 truth is that life gets busy and these warning signs may become overlooked. This is why it is so important that your child has regular vision screenings at school and during pediatrician visits. The individuals giving these tests are trained to identify slight nuances in vision or behaviors and alert you if they detect a potential problem.
However, if you have a family history of eye disease or if your child is displaying symptoms of a vision problem, don’t wait to be referred to an eye doctor for a complete eye exam: schedule an eye exam right away.
The sooner a child’s eye problem is identified the sooner treatment can be administered. At Arizona Eye Specialists, Dr. Emily Shortridge is our fellowship-trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist who works hard to help children reach their full potential by offering both routine and advanced pediatric eye care in Phoenix:
- Eye alignment problems (strabismus)
- Lazy eye (amblyopia)
- Congenital cataracts
- Vision testing
- Glasses prescriptions
Contact us today at (480) 994-5012 to schedule your child’s pediatric eye exam in Phoenix or to learn more about our eye care for children.