Direkt Optik in Moraira explains the importance of having your child’s eyes examined during infancy.
The sense of sight is the sense that allows us to get to know the world. It’s through sight that we understand the information around us. By carrying out eye examinations in childhood, Direkt Optik in Moraira can prevent eye problems in our children.
By eye examinations, we mean identifying in time any eye condition or disability that could cause a vision loss problem. Here we explain what tests you should do and the problems you can prevent by doing them.
Eye Exams for Children
Children that are having developmental delays or learning difficulty is sometimes down to an underlying vision problem. Children are dependent on good vision for their learning, motor development, reading, and many other skills.
Good indicators of children having vision problems are poor hand-eye coordination and behavioural problems. Children often don’t know when they’re experiencing an abnormal vision, and so they may struggle to express this issue.
Eye conditions are much easier to treat while children are still in the developing stages, so it’s important to diagnose any eye health problems as early as possible.
Age 5 and Older
By age 5, children should have their vision tested for visual acuity and alignment. At this age, nearsightedness is the most common problem, which can be corrected with glasses. An optician should examine a child with misaligned eyes or signs of other eye problems.
What is the difference between a screening eye exam and a complete eye exam? A comprehensive eye exam diagnoses eye disease. Eye drops are used to dilate (widen) the pupil during the exam. This gives the optician a more complete picture of the inside of your eyes. With pupil dilation and other special tests, signs of eye disease become more obvious.
Direkt Optik advises parents to seek a comprehensive eye exam if:
- your child fails a vision test
- if the vision test is inconclusive or could not be performed
- if you are referred by the paediatrician or school nurse
- if your child complains about his or her vision or observes abnormal visual behaviour, he or she is at risk of developing eye problems. Children with medical conditions (such as Down syndrome, prematurity, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, neurofibromatosis) or a family history of amblyopia, strabismus, retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts or glaucoma are at increased risk of developing paediatric eye problems.
- If your child has a learning disability, developmental delay, neuropsychological condition or behavioural problem.
Direkt Optik in Moraira
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6.00pm
Saturdays 10.00am – 2.00pm
24th December 9.30am – 1.00pm
25th, 26th December Closed
Telephone: 965 745 989
Address: Carretera Moraira – Calpe 122,