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A pediatric eye exam is a comprehensive assessment of a child's vision and eye health conducted by an optometrist. Unlike the basic vision screening often done at school, a pediatric eye exam is more thorough, assessing not just how well a child can see, but also evaluating the overall health of their eyes.
Have you experienced a burning sensation in your eye, blurry vision, or feel like your eyes are fatigued and you keep squinting? If so, you may be experiencing dry eyes. While dry eye is not serious, it presents discomfort in the eyes. The condition leaves you with eyes that do not produce enough tears or with tears that are too thin to nourish or lubricate the eyes. This tear instability leads to inflammation and damage to the eye's surfaces.
Your child's vision is integral to their overall health. It is vital as they learn about 80 percent of everything through observation. Most pediatric doctors perform screenings during physical exams of children and infants. However, experts recommend a thorough examination by a qualified doctor.
Contact lenses make it easier for people with poor vision to perform daily tasks. Regular soft contacts lie on the cornea however many patients have corneal irregularities or astigmatism that make soft lenses unsuccessful. Ask your eye doctor about scleral contact lenses if you have a problem with regular contacts. Scleral lenses are gas-permeable lenses that allow oxygen to reach the cornea unlike those in the past. These lenses are ideal for those with dry eyes or who have had eye surgery for many reasons.