Children's vision problems: What you need to do?
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 208
When it comes to their child's eyes, parents choose their doctor with great care. That is especially true when it comes to a delicate eye. As part of the topic of children's health, good vision is considered to be one of the most important topics, and the detection of various difficulties is crucial to ensuring that children's vision develops correctly and efficiently.
How long has it been since you last had your child's eyes checked? If a parent notices any symptoms in their child, then it is imperative that the child goes for a preventive examination or examinations so that a good diagnosis and treatment can be provided.
The following are some of the components of an ophthalmological examination for children of preschool and school age: In addition to the ophthalmological examination of a child, the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as strabismus, low vision, congenital cataracts, and narrowed tear ducts can also be done A subjective assessment of the acuity of near and distance vision A strabismus test and a stereo vision test should be conducted In some cases, dilating the pupils and determining the diopters objectively (skiascopy) are desirable It is necessary to perform biomicroscopy of the anterior segment of the eye as well as a thorough examination of its fundus There is no age at which children cannot develop eye problems, and sometimes parents are not aware that their child has vision problems or that their eyes are malfunctioning at all.
It is recommended to have your child's eyesight checked at birth and to repeat the check at six months of age. Also, by the age of four, a vision test should be performed, followed by a checkup every two years thereafter.
If a child is suspected to have vision problems, he or she should be taken to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for more detailed evaluations of the ability to focus on objects, as well as the ability to see clearly in the dark.
A child's sight isn't developed until the age of six, so late detection can cause longer treatment times and poorer results in terms of how the child responds to treatment. When a child enters school with an undetected visual disorder, there is a possibility that they may develop learning difficulties as a result of the undetected visual disorder.