early eye exams

Your Child and Myopia

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness, every year. Many people are wondering why there has been such an increase in the number of children who are nearsighted. In addition, there’s a question as to what exactly causes nearsightedness in children and what the long term risks are in children who […]

Why Vision Problems Start When School Starts

Vision problems often become evident in children right after school starts each year. Children can develop a number of different vision problems, but a common one is problems with their binocular vision. Binocular vision is when both eyes are able to work together. This binocular vision can sometimes become weakened in children’s eyes causing them […]

Babies Can Have Cataracts Too

Cataracts are quite commonly found in elderly people, so when you hear the word ‘cataracts’ the elderly are usually who come to mind. The fact is, though, that babies can also have cataracts. Out of every 10,000 babies, three are diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts occur in babies because the lens of the eye, or both […]

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

The importance of good vision is difficult to underestimate, but most people wait until they experience problems with their vision before they get an exam. At that point, getting an eye exam can be the first step to fixing eye problems, but the severity of vision deficits can be reduced if they are caught early […]

Children’s First Eye Test – How Young Is Too Young?

You probably wouldn’t have thought this, but your newborn baby and young child should be getting an eye exam. Since your child’s eyes are quickly developing and always changing, it’s important to keep on top of vision problems from a young age. According to the American Optometric Association, children should have an eye exam by […]

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