Few things are as important as healthy eyes. 2 out of 3 Americans need vision correction of some kind, and 1 in 4 children has a vision problem. It is very important for parents to have their children’s eyes examined regularly, even if they think everything is OK. Children learn better when they’re seeing their best.
Healthy vision is important at any age, and saving and preserving healthy eyesight should be a number one priority. Most diseases of the eyes can be prevented with regular eye exams, early detection and treatment.
We encourage your entire family to have their eyes examined.
COMMON EYE CONDITIONS
Here are some of the vision problems that may be identified in an optometric examination and corrected by proper vision care and accurate prescriptions.
Condition most frequently seen in young children and often inaccurately called “lazy eye.” Early detection is critical because the brain adapts to this condition by “turning off” the so-called “lazy” eye and the loss of vision becomes irreversible.
Often occurring in conjunction with farsightedness or nearsightedness, an astigmatism is a condition where the eye is more football shaped than spherical, causing it to focus incorrectly. Symptoms may include headache, squinting, eyestrain, and blurred near and distance vision.
Affects near vision, but distance vision may be very good. Condition makes reading and seeing close-up work difficult.
Seeing at a distance is blurry, while near vision is often quite good. This condition frequently appears between the ages of 6 and 21 and may get worse until after age 30.
As we age, the eye gradually loses its ability to focus at close range, making reading and close work difficult. This condition appears in the late 30s and worsens with advancing age, often causing the need for bifocal lenses or reading glasses.