Your children are precious to you, so it makes perfect sense to make the effort to ensure that their eyes are healthy and that they are seeing their best. At the office of Dr. Raymond Helfand, our Staten Island kids optometrist conducts routine examinations, as well as addressing acute problems that may arise.
When it the right time to bring your child in for a visit? The first comprehensive eye exam for him or her should occur before she or he first begins school. After that, every other year is usually good enough. However, if your child has any symptoms that you’ve noticed, then don’t delay coming in. Good vision is associated with better results in school, social development and interactions, and nearly everything your child does, from reading to using a mobile device to watching TV is a better or worse experience depending on how well he or she sees. The office of our Staten Island kids optometrist is welcoming and friendly, so your child will feel right at home. If it turns out that your child can benefit from corrected vision, eyeglasses will be prescribed. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all taken care of. And she or he will really enjoy having the chance to pick out a pair of frames for the eyeglass lenses to go in. We carry some of the best-looking and stylish options here. Regarding eye health, our Staten Island kids optometrist checks for the presence of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eye), double vision, and glaucoma and cataracts (yes, they affect children, too). Prompt treatment is always associated with the best chances for positive outcomes. You should also bring your child in for eye allergies or infections.
Contact our office today and we will schedule a convenient time for you to bring your child in for our pediatric eye care.