A child’s eyes are different. A parents may not realize their child has a vision or eye health issue until after it become serious. Feel confident that your child sees clearly with a pediatric eye exam. Even at as early as 6 months, Dr. Daniel Llewellyn can give you assurance your baby’s eyes are developing well. Before school, at ages 3 and 5 years, it is best to have their eyes checks for their future education success too.
One in four children has a vision problem that affects learning — a vision problem that is often misinterpreted as disinterest, sleepiness, dyslexia or ADHD. Eyesight (the ability to receive input through the eye) is not the same as vision (the ability to understand what that input is). Recognizing this distinction has monumental implications. Even a child with 20/20 eyesight can have a vision issue at the core of their learning problem.
To complicate matters, vision-related learning problems share the same symptoms as countless learning disability diagnoses, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Rereading or skipping lines of print
- Letter reversals
- Difficulty recognizing words
- Short attention span
- Poor reading comprehension
- Poor handwriting
- Slow completion of work
- Loss of interest in reading
But thanks to RightEye’s Reading Assessment test, our doctors are able to expose vision and brain health in ways not possible from standard eye tests, gifting you with the opportunity to change your child’s life forever.
- Pediatric Eye Exams
Pediatric optometrist, Dr. Nadine Girgis Hanna, makes eye exams for children a special event. With a focus on your child’s experience, our Sunrise eye doctor’s office is geared toward our young patients. Read about when to book and what to expect at an eye exam for children.
The Enfant® Pediatric VEP Vision Testing System is a child-friendly, non-invasive medical device used to test for visual deficits and neuro-visual developmental delays in children six months of age and older.
- Orthokeratology for Kids Suffering from Myopia
Myopia, always common in children, is an increasing problem. The number of kids who are nearsighted has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. The reason for this remains blurry, yet one possible culprit is the increased amount of time kids spend indoors gazing at digital screens, with limited exposure to natural light.
- Orthokeratology (CRT & VST)
Orthokeratology, or “ortho-k,” is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.