Pediatric Eye Care in Vineland
Children are not always in tune with changes that occur in their eyesight. If there is a problem, they may or may not compensate in subtle or obvious ways to improve the situation. For example, early signs of refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism) may manifest in different ways:
- Squinting or holding a book close up or far away to read
- Dissatisfaction at school because they can’t see properly
- Sitting too close to the television
- Complaints of headaches
Beyond the need for prescription glasses to correct refractive errors, there are other vision conditions that can negatively affect a child’s eyesight, learning capabilities and social interactions:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (eye alignment issues)
- Congenital cataracts (cloudy lens)
Dr. David R. Pernelli, MD and Dr. Terrance K. Heacox, Jr., OD are experienced in identifying pediatric vision problems and providing proper treatment. They will formulate a treatment plan where parents can understand the challenge their child is experiencing and children can be encouraged to comfortably participate in their care.
If you notice any symptoms of eye problems in your child, contact us today to request an eye exam. Help your children be the very best they can be with clear vision.