Eye check-ups in children and adolescents

Eye check-ups in children and adolescents

When was the last time you took your child for an eye exam? If it has been a long time since the last check-up, at Venice Eyewear we inform you that regular eye check-ups in children and adolescents are essential so that, in case of a problem, we can detect it in time and thus quickly find a solution.

Although the eye examination confirms that children and adolescents have good eyesight, this does not mean that it can worsen later, especially in the Digital Age where the vast majority of children and adolescents spend hours and hours in front of digital screens, which can cause eye problems.

Being in the middle of the educational stage, it will be essential to periodically check your eyesight since any deterioration in it could directly affect your learning. In many cases, an eye problem is behind school failure. How can we detect it? Through periodic eye checkups, since sometimes children and adolescents themselves are not aware that they have a visual problem.

Symptoms such as confusing letters or skipping words, tilting the head, moving away or getting too close to read, having reading comprehension problems or reading slowly, among others, may indicate that students have eye problems. In these cases, it will be essential to take them to the eye doctor to detect what is happening . In this way, you will avoid not only problems at an educational level, but also in your quality of life.

Common eye problems in children and adolescents

  • Lazy eye. Also known as amblyopia. It occurs when both eyes do not receive an image of the same quality. This occurs because there is a difference in graduation between both eyes and/or the presence of a constant strabismus. As a consequence, the two eyes do not mature in the same way and, therefore, the visual quality in one eye is worse than in the other.
  • Squint. One of the eyes wanders constantly or intermittently. Sometimes both eyes alternately. It can cause one eye to mature less than the other.
  • Myopia. The eye usually grows larger during the visual maturation process, which means that the image is not formed on the retina. As a consequence, nearsighted people see distant objects blurry, although they see well up close.
  • Farsightedness. The eyeball is smaller and images of objects are formed behind the retina, so it is necessary to make a greater effort than usual to focus on nearby objects.
  • Astigmatism. Due to an uneven curvature in the cornea, children and adolescents with astigmatism may complain of blurred distance and/or near vision.

Don't forget about regular eye checkups for children and adolescents for healthy vision. And remember to protect your eyes from solar radiation with approved children's sunglasses. At Venice Eyewear we have the best sunglasses for children at your disposal in our Venice Kids section .