When it comes to our children, we want nothing but the best for them. This includes their health and well-being. When it comes to their vision, Sina J Sabet MD PC in Alexandria, VA, is an eye clinic specializing in pediatric eye care. Our children's eye doctor is experienced in treating various pediatric eye conditions.
Common Eye Conditions in Children
There are various common eye conditions that our ophthalmologist treats, such as:
Myopia is when distant objects appear blurry while close objects are clear. It is caused by the eye growing too long from front to back.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia is a condition in which the vision in one eye is reduced because the eye and brain are not working together properly. It is the most common cause of vision problems in children.
Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
Strabismus is when the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions. This can happen occasionally or all the time.
Eye Exam for Children
It is recommended that children have their first eye exam at six months of age. The next eye exam should be at three years old if everything looks normal. After that, children should have their eyes checked every two years until they turn 18. If your child has any vision problems, you should take them to a children's eye doctor for an eye exam as soon as possible.
What Does a Pediatric Eye Exam Include?
During a pediatric eye exam, your ophthalmologist will check your child's eye movement, reaction to light, and ability to follow an object. The ophthalmologist will use tests such as:
In this test, the ophthalmologist will check your child's eye movement. They use a penlight to see if the eyes can move in all directions.
This test measures how well your child sees at different distances. This test requires your child to identify shapes or read letters from a chart.
The ophthalmologist will cover each eye to see if the uncovered eye moves to compensate. This test is done to see if the eyes are working together.
In this test, the ophthalmologist will use a penlight to check the size and reaction of your child's pupils.
What Are the Treatments for Pediatric Eye Conditions?
The treatment for a pediatric eye condition will depend on the diagnosis. Common treatments include glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, and surgery.
Contact Our Ophthalmologist for Pediatric Eye Care
If you are looking for a qualified ophthalmologist for your child's vision needs, look no further than Sina J Sabet MD PC in Alexandria, VA. Contact our ophthalmologist at (703) 370-9411 to schedule an appointment today! We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child.