Pediatric Eye Care Specialist

Eyecare Leaders

Optometry located in Fuqua & Pearland, TX

Pediatric eye care can support your child’s ocular health and give their vision a healthy future. At Eyecare Leaders in Fuqua, Houston, and Pearland, Texas, the highly skilled team of optometrists provides a thoughtful and compassionate approach to optometry for your child, setting them up for healthy eyes for a lifetime. To schedule an appointment for your child, call the practice or book online today.

Pediatric Eye Care Q&A

Why should my child have a pediatric eye care appointment?

Did you know that a significant part of your child’s learning skills is dependent on their visual skills? As they grow and develop, they experience changes in their vision. That’s why you should take your child to see the highly skilled optometrists at Eyecare Leaders for pediatric eye care. 

They can test their binocular vision, the ability to see objects in the distance and check for accurate eye movements. 

To monitor the health of their eyes, eye doctors recommend that you schedule your child’s first appointment as early as 6 months old. If you notice that they have a lazy eye, crossed eyes, or have a family history of eye disease, you can bring your child in sooner.

When your child receives a diagnosis in the beginning stages of having vision issues, their optometrist plays a vital role in correcting a problem that might become bigger in the future if it goes untreated.

In many cases, a pediatric care visit can treat your child’s condition immediately and, in some cases, completely reverse the problem.

What symptoms can determine that my child needs pediatric eye care?

If your child has vision issues, symptoms to look for include:

  • Covers one eye to see
  • Tilts or turns their head to one side often
  • Has a short attention span
  • Holds objects up close when reading
  • Struggles with reading

Your child might have mannerisms that aren’t indicative of vision problems. However, the professional care of the optometrists at Eyecare Leaders can determine if your child needs any kind of treatment for eye health or eyesight issues.

What can my child expect at a pediatric eye care appointment?

Pediatric eye care exams are similar to adult comprehensive eye exams. Their optometrist screens your child’s eyes to identify issues with:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Focusing skills
  • Eye coordination
  • Peripheral vision
  • Eye movement
  • Hand-eye coordination

The team at Eyecare Leaders uses the latest technology, providing examination techniques that give an accurate diagnosis. They also have a kid-friendly environment for your child, which helps them feel comfortable and at ease throughout their visit.

To schedule your child’s pediatric care appointment, call the practice or book your appointment online today.