Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Exams

Posted at Aug 21 2015 in Blog, Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Exams in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Pediatric Eye ExamsMost people did not know that 80% of all of the learning for a child occurs in his or her first 12 years is done through their eyes? If your child is having a hard time seeing the chalk board at school or wants to sit close to the TV to see more clearly, then it is time to schedule your pediatric eye exam with Dr. Malone at Big Bend Family Eye Care today! She will make sure your child is ready to see, absorb and learn!

The AOA (American Optometric Association) recommends that before a child turns three, he should have a complete eye exam by an optometrist. If that hasn’t occurred, then the child most definitely should have one before the start of Kindergarden. The National Parent Teacher Association has reported that more than ten million – 10 MILLION – children suffer from visual problems. Even with these staggering numbers, complete and comprehensive eye exams still are still not occurring and are not part of a child’s school readiness package.

Pediatric Vision Problems

Pediatric vision problems can be tied to:

  • The inability to master higher math concepts;
  • Reading comprehension;
  • Spelling.

Almost 75% of every school day is spent reading and writing, so it is crystal clear that this is paramount for your child’s vision.

If your child has come home with bad report cards or difficulty paying attention in class, it may not be a learning disability or a behavior issue. It may simply that they cannot read the words on the chalk board or the numbers in their math book look fuzzy to them. For some children, they’ve never seen crisp, clear wording. If this is the case and blurry vision is their ‘normal’, then they don’t have a clue that they need help.

Dr. Malone at Big Bend Family Eye Care specializes in Pediatric Eye Exams and puts her focus on Pediatric Eye Care. She will see children as young as 6 months of age. Our office welcomes children for a routine eye exams, eye-related illnesses or diseases or any eye related emergency.

If you think you may have the early signs of cataracts, please call our office today at (850) 999-6926 or contact us here.