Age and Eyesight
No matter what age you are, one thing you must do is get your eyes checked regularly. Even little kids need regular eye checks.
Sometimes getting older isn’t much fun. Nothing works quite like it used to, and for most people their eyesight changes as they add years. The most common problem is a change in reading ability.
The eye becomes less flexible and finds it harder to adapt to different levels of focus. Are you holding the newspaper farther away from your eyes than you used to?
Some changes are more serious than others, but for many problems, there are things you and your optometrist can do to protect your vision. The key is to have regular eye exams so you can spot problems early.
Children can have eye and vision problems just like adults. Research has shown that up to twenty percent of kids can have problems with their sight that affect their development and learning. The percentage can be higher in children with dyslexia, autism or ADHD and other problems.
Children should be treated slightly differently by your optometrist. They need more tests and it takes more time. Even very small children can have their eyes and vision checked. Please let us know if you are bringing in a child so that we can set aside the right amount of time. By completing more thorough testing with your child, we may need to see them over a few appointments to obtain the most accurate result.
One important point to remember is that your child may not know they have a problem. For most kids they have always seen like they do. Its normal… until they have an eye test.