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Pediatric Eye Care

December 9, 2019

At the office of Optical Outlets we provide the utmost in quality vision care for patients of all ages. Our experienced optometrist utilizes the latest advances in eyecare technology to enhance and protect your sight. Our mission is to meet the eyecare needs of every member of your family by offering a complete range of services including comprehensive exams, prescription lenses and contacts, as well as vision screening services to detect any developing conditions affecting the health of your eyes.

According to the American Optometric Association, approximately one in four children are affected by a vision disorder. While uncorrected refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are common reasons for vision impairment in children, there are many other eye conditions and diseases that can affect their sight.

The health of your child’s vision plays an important role in his or her physical, cognitive and social development. Compromised eyesight can have far reaching consequences. In children, uncorrected vision problems may be associated with developmental delays, as well as academic and behavior issues. In some cases, untreated childhood eye disorders can even lead to permanent vision loss.

The good news is that with early detection and appropriate care, many childhood eye conditions can be effectively treated or corrected. When you schedule an appointment for your child, a comprehensive vision examination will be performed by our friendly doctor. This exam includes an age appropriate assessment of his or her visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, along with checking for problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes, dyslexia, color blindness, and any diseases, injuries or medical conditions that can affect the eyes. Depending upon the findings of your child’s eye exam visit, eyeglasses, vision therapy or additional procedures may be prescribed.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.