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What Is Pediatric Eye Care?

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Pediatric eye care is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology that relates to vision care and eye diseases in children. Since good vision is a basic requirement for academic performance and social interaction and influences every aspect of a child’s life, regular eye examinations are a must.
Benefits of eye care for children:
In growing children, good vision is a prerequisite for proper development, both mental and physical. If there are vision problems, detecting them early can ensure timely treatment. A reputed ophthalmologist, besides routine exams and lens fittings provides care and treatment for a range of sight-related problems in children such as:
• Refractive errors related to near vision, far vision and astigmatism
• Lazy eye or amblyopia assessment and treatment
• Strabismus or crossed eye
• Eye infections and inflammation
• Blocked tear ducts
• Eye injury
• Screening for juvenile diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
• Retinopathy
The ophthalmologist has the expertise to diagnose the need for glasses based on a full eye health examination. This is usually done by dilating the pupils to relax the muscles as this allows the correct measurement. The physician then uses a retinoscope to examine the eye to decide on a course of treatment … Read the rest