Did you know that one in four school-aged children has vision problems? Most of these problems are undetected and untreated. This can lead to several difficulties in school and at home. Pediatric eye care is essential to ensuring your child has the best possible chance at success. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, Dr. Spadafora and Dr. Zak are dedicated to providing high-quality eye care services for patients of all ages. Let’s look at some signs that your child might have vision problems.
Headaches and eye pain are common symptoms of vision problems. This is especially prevalent in children who are trying to read or do other close-up work. If your child complains of headaches or eye pain after school, it may be a sign that their vision needs to be checked. A comprehensive eye exam can help determine the cause of the problem and develop a plan to treat it.
If your child has difficulty focusing on close-up work or objects, it may be a sign of a vision problem. This can manifest as squinting, holding books or other objects closer to the face, or having trouble seeing the blackboard from their seat in class. If you notice your child exhibiting any of these behaviors, schedule an appointment with an optometrist to have their vision checked.
As with headaches and eye pain, frequent rubbing of the eyes is often a sign that something isn’t quite right. If your child is constantly rubbing their eyes, it may be a sign that they are struggling to see clearly. This can be caused by several vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. A comprehensive eye exam can help diagnose the problem and suggest the next steps.
Pediatric eye care is essential to ensuring your child has the best possible chance at success. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care, Dr. Spadafora and Dr. Zak provide the quality eye care that your family needs. We perform comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, treatments for eye health issues, and more. Call our team today at (248) 922-1862 or reach us through our website by using our online scheduling at SpadaforaZakeyecare.com.