Is your child having problems with his or her vision? Perhaps he is struggling to read the board at school, or see the ball at Little League practice? Has your child been rubbing her eyes more often than usual, or blinking more than normal? Even if there have not been outward signs of your child having difficulties with his or her vision, or there is not a definite issue with your child’s sight, it is a good idea to schedule a pediatric eye exam anyway. At Fulton EyeCare Center, our Takoma Park eye doctors
can help to identify anything that may be impairing your child’s vision. It is not uncommon for a vision problem to occur starting at a young age, and if the impairment is diagnosed early it can make a huge difference in the rest of your child’s life. Undiagnosed problems with your child’s vision can make school, sports, and everyday activities much more of a struggle than they need to be. That is why it is important to reach out to our trusted eye doctors, Drs. Ely and Cohen, to make sure your child can see clearly, and in turn, can succeed.
Takoma Park Pediatric Eye Exam
There are many vision impairments that are common in children and that our Takoma Park optometrist
can test for at Fulton EyeCare Center. Some examples of these impairments include: amblyopia, which is more commonly known as “lazy eye,” and ptosis, which is when the eyelid is covering the eye either completely, or just enough to obstruct the child’s vision. It is also important to make sure that several important eye functions necessary for visual learning are in tact; some of these functions include: close-up vision and far-away vision (test to see if the child is experiencing nearsightedness or farsightedness), focusing skills, and coordination. If there is a problem with any of these functions, one of our eye doctors in Takoma Park can help you and your child make the next step; this may include eyeglasses or contacts. At Fulton EyeCare Center located near Takoma Park, Maryland, our eye doctors and other helpful staff are there to ensure that your child’s eye exam will go smoothly and that any problems your child may face with his or her vision will be handled appropriately.
Takoma Park Optometry
3933 Ferrara Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Low Vision Specialist Takoma Park
7625 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 125
Fulton, Maryland 20759
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
March 8, 2013