While you’re checking off the list for those much-needed school supplies don’t forget to add comprehensive eye exam appointments for your children. As a reminder, the month of August was designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
It’s a good idea to have your children’s eyes examined during well-visits, beginning around age three. Your family eye doctor can help detect nearsightedness and farsightedness along with the following diseases:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
- Color deficiency (color blindness)
If you or your doctor believe that your child may have a vision problem, you can make an appointment with your local Cleveland pediatric ophthalmologist at Corrective Eye Center for enhanced testing. A few warning signs that may indicate that your child has a vision problem are:
- Wandering or crossed eyes
- Closing one eye to read or watch TV
- A family history of early childhood vision problems
- Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects
- Complaining of headaches
- Receiving lower grades than normal
- Squinting, turning the head in an unusual manner, or sitting too close while watching television
So don’t wait any longer to schedule your child’s next eye exam with your family eye doctor. If you notice any of the warning signs above and are in need of a local pediatric ophthalmologist, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shafran at Corrective Eye Center. Call (216) 574-8900, today.
Corrective Eye Center has locations in Rocky River, Independence and Willoughby Hills to better serve you, and provides you with options near work, or home.