Our Vision Services are provided by our partners, Kids Choice Vision

Roughly 20 percent of children age 9 to 15 need some sort of vision correction. The simple tests given at schools often overlook many vision issues. We perform comprehensive eye exams to evaluate your child’s eyes and their ability to focus properly on objects near and far. Through our exams, we will determine if corrective measures are appropriate and what steps should be taken to help your child get back to seeing the world clearly.

Being a facility that focuses on children and their needs, we ensure that your children will have a good time while going through our visual screenings. We like to have a little fun in our offices and, because of that, your kids will grow to love coming to All About Kids Dental to make sure their smiles and their eyes are as healthy as can be.

And although we are fun and offer a lighthearted atmosphere for your kids when going through their visual examinations, we do take the utmost care in looking for, addressing and helping correct some very serious issues that can occur with your child’s eyes. We keep an eye out for all kinds of problems that might arise, including some of the more common issues, including:

Nearsightedness

Also known as myopia, if your child has nearsightedness, he or she will have a hard time focusing on things that are far away. You might catch your child squinting to look at things at a distance or she or he may make comments about how distant objects are fuzzy or blurry. Nearsightedness is the most common vision problem among children in the United States.

Farsightedness

This condition can also be called hyperopia. If your child can see things at a distance but has problems when using mobile devices, reading books, or doing tasks on a computer, there is a good chance your child is farsighted. Although not as common as nearsightedness, being farsighted will generally have a larger impact on younger children as so much of what they do requires up-close attention.

Crossed-Eyes

There are actually two forms of crossed-eyes that stem from the same issue of strabismus. Strabismus can be an intermittent or full-time problem where the brain chooses to only receive signals from one eye while the other either turns inward or outward. An inward-turned eye is called “Cross-eyed” while an outward-turned eye is called “Wall-eyed”. In situations where the brain decides to only accept signals from one of the child’s eyes, it will become dominant and can quickly lead to lazy eye.

Lazy Eye

Referred to as amblyopia, lazy eye is a condition in which the brain simply stops accepting signals from one of the eyes. When this occurs, the dominant eye will focus and look at the intended visual target while the other will seem to “float” and move in directions that it shouldn’t. There are a number of causes for amblyopia, including strabismus, a clouded cornea and others.

Astigmatism

This condition happens when the cornea ends up a little oblong instead of round. In most cases, the worst symptom of astigmatism is blurring of the vision and is easily corrected with eyeglasses.

If you have seen or heard that your child is experiencing blurriness in their vision or have noticed one of their eyes isn’t focusing properly, get in touch with All About Kids as soon as possible to set up an appointment for a vision examination.