Do not Forget to Schedule Your Child's Eye Exam
One in four children suffer from vision impairment; studies show that 80% of what kids learn up to 12 years of age is done through their eyes. It is always the perfect time to make sure your child is healthy physically and will be able to see well whether they are looking at the chalkboard, book, or computer screen.
Our dedicated team at Family Eye Pros will provide a thorough examination and suggest vision correction if needed. Dr. Regina Compton is the Optometrist at Family Eye Pros. She conducts exams, provides diagnoses and treatments for all types of disorders that affect the vision or eye. She is skilled at recognizing signs of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and eye issues as a result of diabetes and hypertension.
Signs that Your Child is Having Vision Issues
Many parents are not aware that their children are having sight issues. Some symptoms they may exhibit may be caused by vision problems. they include:
- Frequent headaches
- Short attention span
- Avoid reading, drawing, and other close activities
- Rubbing their eyes
- Tilting their head to one side or the other
Glasses for Your Children
After an eye exam, you may find that your child needs eyeglasses to provide vision correction so they can see better and excel in their school studies. Some children are very resistant to wearing glasses that could lead to teasing and bullying. The best thing to do is to make your child feel fortunate that they are getting glasses to help them perform better at school and excel. You can also get them excited by showing them all the great glass styles that are available.
If they feel their glasses are helping them make a fashion statement, they will feel more positive about wearing glasses.
Whether your child is learning in the classroom or taking classes at home due to COVID-19, making sure they see well is critical. Dr. Compton is a doctor of Optometry and will provide unequaled care for your child. If you live in the Pikeville or Prestonsburg area, you are lucky as Family Eye Pros have offices in both locations.
To make things easier for our patients, you can complete all paperwork online before your appointment. After your paperwork is completed, you can contact our office at 606-432-3576 to schedule your back to children’s eye exam. Our Pikeville, KY, office is at 4219 North Mayo Trail in the Weddington Plaza.