Though we tend to think of glasses as an adult thing, kids can end up having vision trouble as well. Oftentimes, eye problems are noticed after your child is in school and starts reading, but infants, too, are occasionally diagnosed with visual acuity deficits. This is why it’s so important for children to visit the eye doctor regularly from a young age. Worried your little one will be freaked out? Don’t be. Your local New Rochelle opticians at the practice of Optical Visit are experts when it comes to keeping things calm and friendly during comprehensive eye exams. Besides, if junior can handle shots at the doctor’s office and x-rays at the dentist, this should be a piece of cake.
When you bring your child into Optical Visit to see our New Rochelle optician, they will go through a similar series of screenings as you do when you come in. We’ll check for elevated eye pressure associated with glaucoma and for look for damage to the corneas and retinas. We’ll also test for color blindness, depth perception problems and the early signs of amblyopia (a.k.a. “lazy eye”). Finally, we’ll go through the standard screenings for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If it turns out that your child has a problem, we’ll come up with a course of treatment. Probably this will come in the form of a pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Your local New Rochelle opticians at Optical Visit understand that when it comes to choosing a pair of glasses both fit and fashion are crucial. You want a good fit because glasses work by subtly bending incoming light so that it projects perfectly on the retina. When glasses aren’t sitting on your face properly, this means light isn’t entering your eye they way it should be. Perceptually, the end result is blurring and distortion. Then there’s the major annoyance of having to be push your glasses back up your nose all the time. Regarding fashion, we know kids can be a little nervous about the aesthetics of wearing frames and lenses on their faces all day. Thankfully, however, we have all the latest styles in stock, so your kiddo can both see well and look good.