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Eye Care for Kids
Eye care for kids is just as critical as eye care for adults, so if you're looking for an eye doctor for kids, turn your eyes toward Berk Eye Care Center. We provide eye exams, visual acuity testing, vision therapy and corrective lenses for children in Gahanna and Columbus, OH -- and we're looking forward to helping your kids enjoy a brighter future and a clearer view of the world!
One of the key reason children need high-quality eye care from a young age is because the eyes directly aid the development of learning and physical coordination. The eyes and the brain work together in making normal vision possible, so we must make sure your kids' eyes are functioning properly from babyhood onward. We can check your child's eyes for signs of problems such as:
- Strabismus (eye misalignment)
- Amblyopia ("lazy eye") dominance of one eye at the expense of the other
- Lack of Muscular Coordination
- Eye tumors and other eye health issues
The earlier we detect these problems, the earlier we can prescribe visual therapy, medical treatment or other corrective techniques to put your child on the road to a lifetime of optimal eyesight.
Stay On Top of Your Kids Vision in Gahanna and Colombus
Children can also be prone to refractive disorders, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This can become a serious barrier to learning once the child reaches reading age, and may cause eyestrain headaches, eye fatigue and poor academic performance. Some children with undiagnosed refractive disorders are even misdiagnosed as suffering from learning disorders. In fact, fully one-quarter of all children in grades K through 6 suffer from vision problems that threaten their ability to learn.
Our kids eye doctor can use eye charts and other tests to uncover these abnormalities. Your child will look through an instrument called a phoropter to identify letters on an eye chart so we can detect any degree of refractive error. Even if your child is too young to read, we can diagnose vision problems using an eye chart that uses a series of E's in different positions (instead of the standard series of multiple letters).
Children who are diagnosed with refractive disorders are in good hands at Berk Eyecare Center. We have a wide range of great-looking eyeglasses to choose from, for kids as well as adults. Our frame selection includes options to suit oval, round, square, triangular or just about any other kind of facial shape. If your youngster is old enough and responsible enough to use contacts correctly, we can perform additional tests to measure the contours of the corneas and write a prescription for various types of contacts.
Need a Kids Eye Doctor? Come to Berk Eye Care Center!
If you're searching for a high-quality kids eye doctor, contact Berk Eye Care Center today to talk to our dedicated team. Our eye doctor for kids knows how to put children at ease and guide them through the necessary tests and procedures. You're never too young to see well!