Milestones in their children are an important part of a parent’s lives as much as it is as their whole family, and passing the six month mark is no exception to this rule. At six months of age your little ones will often grow their very first baby teeth, changing their small lives forever, but this is now the only change going on within them. At this age your child is not only ready for their first dental exams, but it is also time for them to be seen by their local South Utah eye doctor for their very first pediatric eye exam. The welcoming staff and pleasant offices of Eye Town are specially trained in the unique needs of pediatric optical care to work with you and your children to insure that they see the world clearly for a lifetime.
The initial optical exams of your son or daughter are vital in the care of their sight and essential in maintaining clear vision. Their first eye exams from your trusted South Utah eye doctor work to identify any hereditary eye complications that can be passed down through the generations. It is therefore important to notify your optician if your family experiences a history of any optical diseases, such as glaucoma or cataracts, as these can be a risk factor in your child developing a case at a very early age. In general, cases of glaucoma occur most often in patients over the age of forty due to the onset of aging, but recent studies have shown cases of glaucoma in younger patients to be connected to a genetic strain. Though your child’s eyes are still growing and will change very much over time, a thorough pediatric eye exam can often create a road map of what to expect later in life.
Pediatric eye exams could even work to save your child’s eyesight from damages of other optical complications that occur early in life, and often go without being diagnoses until damage has already begun. Amblyopia or lazy eye actually presents itself a young age, though many of us do not notice any symptoms until it has already begun to make seeing clearly difficult for your child. These symptoms, such as one eye looking constantly down or in the direction completely opposite of their remaining eye, are already causing your child to lose their sight in ways that can be permanent for many. On the other hand, if your child receives a pediatric eye exam from their professional South Utah eye doctor at Eye Town, they could be saved from the damages of lazy through early treatment before harm to their eyesight has ever begun. When it comes to your child’s eyesight, trust your pediatric eye care professionals at Eye Town to work with you to protect their vision.