It's up to the parents to
be on the lookout for symptoms of children's eye problems. Often
children will not relate their problems directly but will give indirect
clues. Difficulty in acquiring reading skills, decreased attention span,
poor academic performance, and behavioral problems require an eye
examination in search for a possible cause. Overt symptoms such as
excessive rubbing of the eyes, squinting, complaints of headache or
dizziness are signals for help. There can be no question that good
vision and education go hand in hand.
The American Academy of
Pediatrics recommends that vision screening for all children begin by
the time they are 3 years of age, and continue yearly through elementary
school. Rosenblum Eye Centers encourages parents to protect their
children's eyesight to ensure early detection of any vision problem.
Enforcing our strong
commitment to this matter, Rosenblum Eye Centers has a pediatric
ophthalmologist, Dr. Ronald Schechter, on staff to perform a complete
check-up on infants and toddlers. His work is extensive - including the
back of the eye where the retina is located.
Problems such as
crossed eyes, squinting or "lazy" eye often signal a sight
problem that demands immediate attention. Dr. Renee Richards, a world
renowned pediatric ophthalmologist specializes in treating strabismus
and eye muscle disorders.