Dr. Baum is now seeing children ages 8 and up.
Vision problems are common among school-age kids.
Most children do not complain about vision issues because children are afraid of needing to wear glasses. Your child's vision is essential to his success in school. When his/her vision suffers, chances are his/her schoolwork does, too. School-age children also spend a lot of time in recreational activities that require good vision. After-school team sports or playing in the backyard aren't as fun if you can't see well.
Most Common signs your child has difficulty with vision:
- Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
- Losing his/her place while reading or using a finger to guide his/her eyes when reading
- Squinting or tilting the head to see better
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
- Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
- Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
- Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
- Avoiding using a computer, because it "hurts eyes"
- Receiving lower grades than usual
Children are often intimidated and scared when coming to the eye doctor, but our staff is committed to make your child’s visit with us as fun and comfortable as possible. Schedule your child’s eye exam today.