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A baby’s brain develops quickly, so it’s essential to identify vision problems in the first few months of life. We offer gentle, yet thorough routine eye care for newborns to identify any abnormalities or eye disorders.
When a baby is born, it is examined for any eye infections, which can sometimes be spread from the mother’s birth canal. It is also examined for abnormal reactions to light, for cataracts, and any other eye disorders. All this is done as part of the routine care of a newborn.
The primary concern among school age children is the unrecognized development of either nearsightedness or farsightedness. All school age children should have their vision evaluated regularly during primary health care visits, in schools or at public screenings. This screening is to determined how well the child is seeing as well as the alignment of their eyes. School-age vision tests are for visual acuity and eye alignment, but a child with clear vision might still have other vision problems. Therefore if you notice any apparent vision troubles, regardless of school vision test results, take your child for a thorough eye exam.