Eye care

Take care of him, care his eyes

It is easy, just perform routine checkups by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though there are no symptoms.

Remember that early diagnosis and effective treatment, coupled with parental collaboration, is the best combination to get our children to have a good vision and quality of life in the future.

The best gift parents can give their children is to prevent the onset of illness.

Why is eye care in children so important?

Because vision development progresses during infancy, up to seven or eight years old. Thereo, visual sharpness continues to increase from birth, with it being 50% at the age of three and 100% at the age of five.

Any ocular anomaly not diagnosed early may impede vision development and leave defects that will remain for a lifetime.

Refraction defects

These prevent objects being seen clearly, because the beams of light do not meet on the retina.

There are three: hypermetropia, myopia and stigmatism

It is important to detect them early since they may cause poor performance at school.

When should you take a child to visit an ophthalmologist?

When the child has any clear anomaly or ocular discomfort:

  • Misalignment of the eyes.
  • Differences in vision when covering either eye.
  • Being too near the television or to paper when reading or writing.
  • Headache after straining the vision.
  • Half closing the eyes when looking at distant objects.
  • Frequent blinking.
  • Stiff neck (after adopting abnormal positions of the head; when watching television for example).
  • White or greyish pupils (leukocoria).
  • Frequent red or stinging eyes.
  • Blepharoptosis (drooping upper eyelid).
  • Nystagmus (involuntary fluctuating ocular movements).

Our team will help you to find the best solution