Vision health is an important part of childhood development and very different from that of adults. Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave in Lloydminster work closely with parents to ensure children receive the right care for their eyes. We also provide tips such as protecting your child's eyes with blue light filters. Proactive care for your child’s eyes can help spot potential problems before they evolve into something worse, maximizing on the opportunity for preventative measures.
Vision Therapy for Children
Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave’s eye care office is looking to offer vision therapy for children in the future. Dr. Dave, after completing his OD degree in Waterloo, ON, has found an interest in solving many vision therapy issues. Vision therapy is an individualized program that combines eye exercises with other methods that can treat non-refractive vision problems including lazy eye and eye alignment.
Children’s Vision – FAQs
Parents often have many questions about their child’s eye care. How often should you bring your child in for exams? Is there a difference between the school vision screening and an eye exam performed in a doctor’s office? Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave can answer these questions and more. Contact us for information or visit CNIB for tips on children’s eye care.
Your Infant’s Vision Development
During your child’s first year of life, it is important to know their expected milestones for vision development. At our eye care office, we can help you keep track of these milestones so that your infant’s vision develops normally. For more details on infant vision, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?
Everyone’s eyes are different including children. A child’s eyes are continually developing, so when they require corrective eyewear it’s important to know what will work best for them. Can your child handle contact lenses, for example? Although contacts have advantage where sports and self-esteem are concerned, not all kids are ready for them. Be sure to ask us if contacts are right for your child.
Learning-Related Vision Problems
One of the first steps to discovering if your child has learning-related vision problems is to simply check if they have 20/20 eyesight. However, there are less obvious issues that can occur, so it is important to schedule routine eye exams Dr. Jade or Dr. Dave to catch these problems before they develop into something more serious.
Controlling Nearsightedness in Children
Looking to help control nearsightedness for your child? Certain contacts and eyeglasses can help. Specially crafted eyewear can slow the progression of myopia or nearsightedness. CNIB offers more details on nearsightedness and its general causes and treatments.