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Kid's Eye Care

It isn’t until age 8 that your child’s sense of sight is fully developed, providing a unique window of opportunity to reverse certain conditions before becoming permanent. The specialists at Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology understand the eye conditions common in children and infants and have experience working with the tiniest of patients. By combining their years of experience with advanced diagnostic equipment, they will provide medical and surgical treatment to help your child see clearly.

Symptoms

Call us if you notice these symptoms in your child:

  • Excessive tearing, redness or discharge from the eyes
  • Droopy eye lid
  • Problems reading or seeing things
  • Reoccurring headaches, particularly
    while reading
  • Double vision
  • Squinting
  • Light sensitivity
  • Obvious misalignment of the eyes,
    even intermittently
  • A jiggle in one or both eyes
  • A persistent head turn
  • Closing one eye while reading or in
    bright light

Common Pediatric Eye Disorders

Common eye disorders in children range from blocked tear ducts to eye misalignment. The doctors at Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology understand these issues and how best to treat them.

Common pediatric eye disorders, symptoms and treatment options

Learning Disabilities and Vision

Recent studies indicate that learning disabilities such as dyslexia are not linked to vision. While it’s a good idea for your child to have an eye exam to rule out issues such as refractive error that could hinder learning further, the best avenue for treating a learning disorder is educational support.

Learning disabilities

When To Call Your Ophthalmologist

Many children without a family history of eye disorders will be screened by their pediatricians during yearly well visits and won’t need to see an ophthalmologist. But there are many cases in which an appointment should be scheduled, including blurred vision, light sensitivity and squinting.

When should my child be seen?

The Physicians

Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology has specially trained experts who can help diagnose your child’s eye problems and create a plan of action. We can answer questions about your child’s eye health. Call us to schedule an appointment today at 605-322-3790.