Trust Madeira Optical for Exceptional Pediatric Eye Care
We are your trusted pediatric eye care institute, dedicated to providing the best eye care for your child. Our friendly eye doctors are experienced in delivering comprehensive pediatric eye care services, ensuring a comfortable experience for your little ones.
We offer comprehensive services, from myopia management to school vision screenings, addressing children's unique eye health needs. Our licensed opticians are also skilled in fitting children's eyewear and contact lenses.
Our community involvement showcases our commitment to pediatric eye care and promoting eye health education.
Trust our family-friendly practice for high-quality pediatric eye care that makes a difference. Schedule an appointment today and give your child a fresh outlook on life!
Signs And Risks of Vision Problems in Children
Recognizing warning signs and understanding potential risks can empower parents and caregivers to take proactive measures for their child's eye health. Here are some common signs to watch out for:
- Squinting, closing, or covering one eye
- Holding objects close to the face
- Tilting the head to one side
- Repeatedly rubbing the eyes
- Eye misalignment (turning in or out)
- Redness or tearing in the eyes
- Developmental delays
- Family history of lazy eye or thick glasses
Being aware of these indicators allows for timely intervention and appropriate eye care. Regular pediatric eye exams ensure optimal vision health and address potential issues early on.
Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. We use cutting-edge technology for the most accurate and efficient diagnosis possible.
School Vision Screenings vs. Pediatric Eye Exams
While school vision screenings play a valuable role in identifying some vision problems, it's essential to understand their limitations. These screenings are typically basic and non-diagnostic, aimed at identifying only refractive errors. School vision screenings may not detect subtle problems like astigmatism or blurred vision.
Statistics show that approximately 25% of school-aged children have undiagnosed vision problems. Comprehensive pediatric eye exams — performed by trained professionals — provide a more thorough evaluation of a child's ocular health and can detect a broader range of conditions.
We strongly recommend scheduling a comprehensive pediatric eye exam before your child starts school to ensure their vision is fully assessed.
Pediatric Eye Care Services at Madeira Optical
Pediatric eye exams involve assessing various aspects of a child's vision, including eye muscle movements, visual processing, and dilation. This allows optometrists to detect potential vision issues and abnormalities in the eye's structures, even in young infants.
Kids’ Prescription Glasses
If your child needs glasses, our optometrists will prescribe the appropriate eyewear. We will guide you through selecting the right lenses for your child and provide instructions on wearing and maintaining the glasses for optimal vision correction and comfort.
Contact Lenses For Kids
Contact lenses can be suitable for children around 12 or younger, although this varies for each child. Our Cincinnati optometrists will assess whether contacts are suitable for your child and provide training on insertion, removal, and proper handling.
InfantSEE® at Madeira Optical
InfantSEE® is a public health program that promotes early eye and vision care for infants. It aims to identify and address risk factors, reduce the impact of conditions like amblyopia, and educate parents about the significance of pediatric eye care.