Why Eye Exams For Children Are Important

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However, aside from gadget use, there are many other factors that can contribute to eye problems such as genetics and other physiological abnormalities. That is why subjecting a child to a regular eye exam is important.


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Merivale Vision Care Why Eye Exams For Children Are Important


Children nowadays, with the evolution of technology, spend most of their time using various kinds of gadgets. Mobile devices, computers, and laptops are now being used not just for recreational purposes but also for educational purposes. Some schools integrate the use of modern technology in their method of instruction.


New forms of learning have been discovered as well, and technology plays a huge part in determining the most effective way of learning for a child. It is common knowledge that these devices, as much as they are beneficial, are also dangerous, especially for a developing child.

1.Vision Screening:

1.Vision Screening The first one is called a vision screening. It is sometimes referred to as an “eye test” and is commonly done in schools as part of their regular health check-up for pupils. School nurses are able to perform this test. It is merely a basic exam that tests a child’s vision at certain distances and detects color blindness. 2. Eye Exam A comprehensive eye exam is conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. This is an overall evaluation of the child’s eye health that encompasses refraction or visual acuity tests (which measures the sharpness of vision), visual field tests for peripheral vision, apart from the basic tests conducted during a vision screening.

More Benefits of Eye Exams For Children:

More Benefits of Eye Exams For Children Bringing your child to an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam provides various benefits. Some of the primary benefits include: 1 . Ensure health : Similar to regular check-ups for the body, eye exams also ensure the total health of the child’s eyes. Tests will be conducted to guarantee that accurate vision is normal at various distances, eye movement, eye coordination, and color accuracy, among others.


2. Early detection . During an eye exam, the doctor asks for a medical profile. This consists of family history, medical history, current medical conditions, and any unusual observations. With these assessments, the doctor can warn you of any possible disorders that the child might be at risk of developing. 3. Detect symptoms . Some diseases that go beyond the eyes manifest early symptoms in the eyes. Eye exams can distinguish some abnormalities that could be a possible clinical presentation of another ailment. 4. Recognize Myopia. Myopia or nearsightedness is becoming rampant amongst people of young age. If not managed, it could lead to cataract, glaucoma, astigmatism, or other complicated and untreatable eye disorders.


5. Proper counseling . Health professionals conduct eye exams. You can get expert advice on how to better take good care of the child’s eyes, manage pre-existing eye diseases, or prevent the child from acquiring one. 6. Treatment and management . If a child is diagnosed with vision problems, glasses or contact lenses are usually recommended. Ready-to-wear versions of these are often readily available at the clinic.


Whether you are a parent or a guardian, it must be your utmost priority to guarantee the complete perfect health of the child you are responsible for. This includes fulfilling their healthcare needs by subjecting them to regular check-ups. As the popular saying goes, prevention is better than cure - this is a timeless reminder that still proves true to this day, especially with the creation of new devices that are as much of a danger as they are an aid to the modern child’s learning prowess.


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