Envision Eye Clinic

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Know about your child’s eyes:

Some of the most common problems in children are Refractive Errors, Squint (Crossed Eyes), Amblyopia (lazy eye syndrome) and Astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the cornea).
The eye of a child is developing until the age of 16 years. It is essential that you get your child examined by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist every 6 months. A general eye doctor neither has the specialized training nor the equipment to correctly assess the visual needs of a child.
In the case of children it is essential to have early detection and intervention. If this is not done, the entire developmental process can be affected, and in extreme cases, may result in irreversible blindness.
You can never be too early to get your child’s eyes examined. Upon birth it is generally recommended that your child specialist examines the baby’s eyes under normal torchlight and refers to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist in case of any abnormality.

When to Call a Doctor?

Do not neglect the following symptoms in your child. Get them examined by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist right away:

Exams and Tests

Eye exams evaluate both your vision and the health of the eyes.
A child's comprehensive vision examination includes a number of visual skills, namely:

Everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if your child has risk factors or a family history of eye problems. All children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before first standard.