Children's Eye Specialist - Healthy Eye and Vision Care

Posted by fortworth on October 26th, 2013

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical component of a child’s development, it is necessary to have their eyes checked regularly so that any eye problems can be detected and treated immediately. It is necessary to make sure that eye checkups are a part of a child’s routine medical care. There are different kinds of doctors offering different eye care:

•          Optician: they adjust and fit eyeglasses.

•          Optometrists: They offer services that are very similar to ophthalmologists but do not perform surgery.

•          Pediatric Ophthalmologist: Have specialization in treating children’s eye problems.

•          Ophthalmologist: Are doctors who specialize in providing comprehensive eye care with medicines, and also perform surgery when required.

Eyesight is the most important guide that helps kids to see the world around them, in a single glance, it works with the brain to tell them size, conformation, color and also the texture of an object. Their eyes tell them how far or how close an object is, whether it is moving or still. Eyes, also work with the nerves and brain muscles to produce complicated messages and visual images.  All parts of an eye are extremely delicate making it necessary to protect them at all times. Eyes are also protected by tears, they moisten and cleanse and protect them from irritants.

How to spot eye problems in your child:

•          If you notice them constantly rubbing their eyes.

•          Are their eyes sensitive in extreme light.

•          Focusing problems

•          Persistent redness of their eyes

•          Dryness in the eye

•          Abnormal movements of the eye

•          Trouble seeing objects at a distance

•          Sitting close to the TV or computer

•          Squinting

If parents notice any of the above symptoms in their child, it is time to see a doctor so that the problem is handled immediately and does not become permanent. Login to get more information on eye specialist for children.

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The physicians at Ophthalmology Associates have offered eye care services in Fort Worth, HEB, Weatherford, and Granbury for over 40 years. For more information call us at (817) 332-2020 or Contact Us Online to request an appointment by simply filling out the on-line form.  It's a beautiful world, you deserve to see it well!

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