Eye care for children should begin between the ages three and five. If there are not issues at that point, their next eye exam should be before they start school. This is the beginning of good eye care for children. If their vision is good, routine care can begin.
There are some disorders such as autism, ADD or ADHD which can possibly be misdiagnosed. Although it is not always the case, conversion deficiency can exhibit some of the same symptoms as ADD. It is possible for your child to have perfect vision, exhibit the signs of ADD and not actually have the disorder.
What can it be? The second opinion that should be gotten is possibly one from your optometrist. There are excellent optometrists that can determine if it is poor eyesight or conversion disorder.
Conversion disorder is a condition in which the child sees double and cannot focus at close range. It should be part of every eye exam your child has during the formative years. Often the adequate eye care can help to prevent further difficulties as your children progress through school and life.
Eye care is a lifelong process. It begins as a child and continues through life. Prescriptions should be up to date and annual checkups are in order for everyone. Electronic record keeping ensure that we will always keep accurate and secure medical information.
It is also possible that people who are at the computer more than two hours each day can develop and condition known as CVS. This is computer vision syndrome. Symptoms can and often do include tired eyes, eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, aching eyes, light sensitivity and also aching shoulders and neck. There are specific glasses made for CVS and proper eye care can lead you in the right direction. With more and more desk jobs in our economy, proper care and routine eye exams will be more and more important in the years to come.
Other conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism can be helped with your regular eye exam and the right prescription for your glasses.
Early signs of macular degeneration and glaucoma can also be detected when you have your annual eye exam. Proper and adequate eye care covers a broad range of preventative measures. At the first sign of any difficulties with your eyes, it is advisable to get a complete eye exam.
Proper and adequate eye care can detect subtle changes in your vision. Such conditions of the eye cause a gradual decrease in your vision. Often you don’t realize that there has been a change; this is why routine eye exams are so important but unfortunately, vision care is often not given the priority it deserves. Diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and even retinal detachment can be detected with early and regular exams.
Vision is one of life’s most valuable gift that should be treated with respect. In order to do this, proper eye care is necessary. You need to visit your eye doctor on a regular basis. Eye care begins as a toddler and continues through life. Early detection and correction can prevent learning disabilities as well as other visual problems.