Most children have healthy eyes, but there are still plenty of conditions that can threaten good vision. Almost 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. Of children ages 3 to 5, 1 out of every 20 has a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated.
Parents should be aware of signs that may indicate their child has vision problems, including:
- Wandering or crossed eyes
- A family history of childhood vision problems
- Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects
- Squinting or turning the head in an unusual manner while watching television
Since you can’t always tell just by looking at your child’s eyes if they have eye problems, August is the perfect time to bring them in for a routine exam right before the new school year begins.
Roland Park Vision offers comprehensive eye exams to help diagnose eye problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Our doctors and staff have helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. We are very passionate about educating patients and their families regarding prevention and treatment, to ensure that everyone has the best options and know-how when it comes to eye care. Click here to make an appointment!