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Common Eye Conditions in Children

Some eye conditions that a child can develop include are refractive error, strabismus, and amblyopia.

Refractive error can be categorized into three different categories far-sightedness nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Strabismus is also known as an eye turn.

And amblyopia is also known as a lazy eye.

In rare cases, we have also found some pathology in the eye such as congenital cataracts and congenital glaucoma.

Most optometrists recommend eye exams for infants six months and older.

At our clinic we also recommend a digital retinal image for all patients including children. Most children are actually intrigued by these images and this engages them throughout the examination.

In my experience these images have been very valuable in not only photographing abnormalities of the ocular structures but also to monitor their progression.

Remember it is very important to schedule a yearly eye exam for your children to determine stability of their ocular health.