Getting out ahead of your child’s eye health is a wise strategy for avoiding problems and complications moving forward. Out pediatric eye care in Basking Ridge Township is designed to detect any visual deficiencies that can be corrected, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In addition, childhood eye conditions, including amblyopia (lazy eye), crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness can be diagnosed and addressed before they lead to difficulties at school. Children are also prone to some of the same eye diseases as adults are, such as cataracts and glaucoma. A comprehensive screening is the best way to find out what’s going on inside her or his eyes, especially since many eye diseases don’t have any warning signs or symptoms until they have progressed far enough to have caused vision loss or eye damage.
You can be confident in assuring your child that a trip to the eye doctor doesn’t hurt. Aside from some minimal stinging when the eye drops are applied to dilate his or her eyes, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. An eye exam is a new experience and can seem scary, but it’s really not. Dr. Sullivan will conduct various tests to determine your child’s current level of vision. If she or he is old enough to read, a standard eye chart that contains both letters and pictures will be used as part of our pediatric eye care in Basking Ridge Township. If not, the tumbling E game will be used, in which your child will be presented a series of E’s and then say the direction that each one is pointing in. If it turns out that your child can benefit from eyeglasses, Dr. Sullivan will prescribe them. Eyeglasses are useful for achieving better eyesight up close, far away, and in between. They’re also helpful for dealing with amblyopia.
There is something satisfying about knowing that you’re doing all that is possible to assure your child is seeing as well as he or she can and that any potential eye issues are being dealt with and treated appropriately. You can depend on our pediatric eye care in Basking Ridge Township.