Most children learn better when things are visually demonstrated to them. This is why it is important to promptly detect underlying vision problems, such as refractive errors. Let your trusted provider of high-quality eyeglasses, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, discuss some of these errors in detail.
Often referred to as nearsightedness, myopia happens when your child’s eyeballs are elongated or their cornea is overly-curved. These structural infirmities may cause light rays to incorrectly settle in front of their retina, limiting their far-range visual acuity. That said, they may see nearby figures without any problems.
You may notice that your kids prefer sitting in front of the TV, holding their books up-close and avoiding activities with other kids. We may prescribe using contact lenses or eyeglasses to better their eye sharpness. We may also assess if they are good candidates for LASIK.
This refractive error occurs when your child has a rigid cornea or their eyeballs are shorter than the ideal shape. This may cause light rays to go beyond the retina, making it hard for your child to see nearby objects clearly. They may be able to recognize you from afar, but nearby objects appear blurry to them. This is why this problem is also known as farsightedness. Wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses is part of the standard treatment for this condition. Laser eye surgery is another good option if we find your child is a good candidate for the procedure.
An unevenly-surfaced cornea or a structurally-impaired lens may disrupt the light-bending process in your eyes. This may prevent light rays from accurately focusing on the cornea, resulting in visual changes. Objects at varying distances may appear blurry, wavy or hazy. We may recommend using toric lenses for your child’s eyeglasses or contact lenses to help improve their eyesight at different refractive levels. We may also evaluate if they qualify for LASIK.
The earlier we establish these refractive errors, the better chances we have of maintaining your child’s eyesight and quality of life. Call us today at (757) 772-0086 or complete our form to learn more. We serve Norfolk and nearby VA areas.