Your child’s vision and eye health area as important to us as it is to you. Our pediatric eye exams are thorough and virtually painless, allowing your child to feel at ease and comfortable. Here at Armesto Eye Associates, we recommend that all children get a comprehensive eye exam by the time they start school, and then at least every other year thereafter.
There are two essential components to an eye exam. First is the vision test, in which our pediatric eye doctor in Harrisburg will gauge how well your child is seeing by utilizing, among other tools, an eye chart with pictures and letters. If he or she is too young to read, the tumbling E games is substituted. It is fun and effective. A series of E’s are presented and your child will say in which direction each one is pointing. Should she or he be nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or some combination of those refractive concerns, our pediatric eye doctor in Harrisburg will write a prescription for glasses. For your convenience, that prescription can be filled right here by our optical department. Common pediatric eye conditions include amblyopia (lazy eye). They need to be addressed in a timely manner so that they do not become permanent. In addition, some adult eye diseases (glaucoma and cataracts) can also affect children. Neither of these conditions has obvious symptoms during their early stages. And prompt detection and treatment is closely associated with the best outcomes. That’s why it is part of our pediatric eye exams.
Unlike at the offices of other health specialties, your child can rest assured that there is nothing scary here. The eye drops used to dilate his or her pupils may sting a little bit, but that’s the worst that occurs. Considering all of the benefits of having an eye exam, it makes perfect sense to call us right now and schedule her or him for an appointment with our pediatric eye doctor In Harrisburg.