Perhaps your child has eyeglasses that need to be replaced. You might be concerned they need glasses because you've noticed a few warning signs of poor vision. At Ella Eyes in Houston, we provide quality eye care for the whole family, including children.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Eye care is usually not the first thing on a parent's mind. However, early detection of vision problems can give the best outcome. Your child should visit an eye doctor when they are around 6 months old. The doctor will provide your child with their first eye exam. This will allow you and your child to get comfortable with the process and alert you to potential problems. By the age of 3 or 4, your child's vision is developed. At this time, the optometrist can determine if they require eyeglasses.
Signs Your Child May Need Glasses
Your optometrist can determine if your child needs glasses. The AOA recommends that school-aged children get an eye exam every 2 years if there are no signs of vision problems. If you notice your child squinting, closing one eye, tilting their head, or sitting too close to the tv, they may need glasses.
Vision problems can also cause your child to struggle during school. If they are struggling to see, this will limit their ability to concentrate and understand the information being taught. Poor vision can also cause discomfort. Rubbing their eyes and frequent headaches are other signs your child should get an eye exam.
Many children are active. The good news is that many lenses today aren't made out of glass. You can choose polycarbonate or trivex lenses. These are scratch and shatter-resistant, making them a safer choice. When it comes to frames, you can choose metal or plastic frames. Metal frames are usually lighter and more flexible. However, recent improvements in the materials mean that either option is a great choice.
Replacement Glasses for Kids
Kids can be rough on everything, including their glasses. We offer replacement glasses for kids for a minimal fee. It's a great choice if your child needs replacement glasses.
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If you are concerned about your child's vision in Houston, contact Ella Eyes. Our skilled and friendly team will perform a comprehensive eye exam and answer any questions that you may have. Call our team today at (713) 722-9066 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.