Children’s Eye Care
Did you know an estimated 80% of what children learn in school is from information that is presented visually? If your children are having problems seeing, they may not have the tools they need to learn and succeed in the classroom.
Here at Novus our Pediatric Optometrist specialize in working with children in a relaxing, fun way. We create a warm, playful environment to be sure your child feels comfortable throughout the eye exams. During our children’s eye exams, we focus on objective testing to make it easy for children to follow. While many children can’t express their visual complaints or loss, our doctors are trained to identify visual loss or changes without the child having to fully express them. With adults, the doctors rely upon the adult’s response to make determinations on their vision.
Children’s eye exams & glasses in Akron
Healthy vision is instrumental to a healthy life. Having a team of optometrists and ophthalmologists at Novus Clinic means comprehensive eye care for your children – from routine children eye exams designed with pediatric care in mind to medical and surgical care to treat eye disease and eye injuries in children.
Early detection of vision problems in children
Early detection is the key to ensuring your child has the ability and confidence to perform well in school. Vision problems can contribute to a child’s inability to process the information presented and to give it meaning.
Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, can make it extremely difficult for children in school to gather the necessary information for learning.
Similarly, functional visual anomalies, including focusing, eye-teaming (the ability for the eyes to work together) and tracking problems, can have a negative impact on children’s performance and confidence as they struggle to obtain information presented visually in educational settings.
Pediatric eye care: It’s not just about healthy vision, it’s about a healthy life
The link between a child’s healthy vision and their ability to learn in school is undeniable. Healthy vision in children can also contribute to building confidence in sports and athletic activities, supporting an active and healthy lifestyle.
Benefits for Nearsighted Children
Since myopia is often diagnosed at an early age and progressively worsens until late adolescence, early ortho-k treatment offers a proven, reasonable method to significantly alter the progression of myopia from increasing over time. This is important because, if left untreated, high levels of myopia (nearsightedness) may also create increased risks for other eye diseases such as glaucoma and detached retinas.
By wearing ortho-k (orthokeratology) lenses to gently reshape your corneas, you or your child now have an alternative to glasses or daytime contact lenses that may correct your myopia and prevent nearsightedness progression.
Ortho-k lenses are well tolerated by children because while their eyes are closed there is less lid sensation. Additionally, since they will be sleeping in their lenses they will not have to wear corrective lenses during the day. This means they can participate in a variety of activities, including sports, without worrying about glasses or contacts.
Finally, there is an alternative to glasses and daytime contact lenses without surgery
Introducing the therapeutic ortho-k contact lens, an advanced corneal refractive therapy contact lens designed to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep.