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San Antonio Pediatric Eye Exams

Eye Exams for Children

San Antonio Pediatric Eye Exams

San Antonio Pediatric Eye Exams

What are the key elements of eye exams for children? Well, certainly a big part of it is determining how well your child is seeing right now. If he or she needs eyeglasses, our San Antonio pediatric eye exams will ascertain that and allow our eye doctor to write a prescription to address it. Having proper vision is essential for your child’s continuing educational development. If she or he is nearsighted, farsighted, or has an astigmatism, glasses will correct the visual issue and give them sharper and clearer eyesight at all distances. The other reason for an eye exam is to root out any signs of eye disease or conditions so that they can be treated. This includes the common diseases that can affect adults and children alike as well as those that only pertain to kids.

Our San Antonio pediatric eye exams aren’t scary nor painful. Eye drops used to dilate your child’s eyes might sting a bit, but that’s the only possible concern. Using various tests, Dr. Darrow will find out how your child sees at all distances, up close, far away, and in-between. Her or his peripheral (side-to-side) vision will also be gauged. An eye chart is utilized. Your child will read letters and pictures on it or if he or she is not yet of reading age, the tumbling E game is a fun and effective alternative. A series of E’s are shown and your child will say in which direction each one is pointing. Should the results of the tests reveal a need for glasses, you will receive a prescription. It’s wonderful to observe how much happier children are when their vision is sharper and clearer.

Two of the childhood eye issues that are checked for during our San Antonio pediatric eye exams are ambylopia (often called “lazy eye”) and drooping eyelid. Other diseases, like cataracts and glaucoma, while more common in older adults are also found in children and so a screening is important. Such diseases don’t have any symptoms associated with them in their early stages. Diagnosing them before they are able to cause eye damage or vision loss is imperative.

THE EYEGLASS SHOP SAN ANTONIO
2710 Danbury Street,
San Antonio, Texas 78217
(210) 714-2848

San Antonio Eye Doctors

San Antonio Eye Doctors

Are your eyes irritated? Do you find yourself constantly rubbing and poking at them? Do they appear red or puffy? If so, you are probably experience dry eyes. But don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, almost sixteen million Americans suffer from chronic eye dryness. What you may not know is that many of those people are doing something about it – they’re receiving treatment for their dry eyes. If you think you’re suffering from dry eyes, talk to one of our San Antonio eye doctors at The Eyeglass Shop, and together you can start down the road to relief.

San Antonio Dry Eye Syndrome

San Antonio Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes is a condition that is just as it sounds: due to one or a number of possible factors, including age, gender, medications, preexisting and environmental conditions, the tears your body produces are not sufficient to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are not just for crying, and any one of our San Antonio eye doctors will tell you they are at work every time you blink to wash over the eye, getting rid of any foreign bodies that may have gotten stuck there, reduce the risk of eye infection. If your tear ducts can’t produce enough tears or the right kind of tears, you may end up with dry eyes.

If you find yourself rubbing your eyes, or if you have occasional blurred vision or light sensitivity, puffiness or redness, you should notify one of our San Antonio eye doctors and get treatment. Our staff at The Eyeglass Shop will probably be able to diagnose your dry eyes just by listening to your complaints, but might also ask to examine your eyes up close. He or she will inspect the front of the eyes using a special microscope to determine the thickness of the tear layer, how fast your tears disintegrate, and if your cornea (outer layer of the eye) has become damaged or dried.

If you indeed do have dry eyes, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to hep alleviate the discomfort you feel. Our optometrists might recommend using a humidifier at home to moisturize the air, use hot compresses on the eyes, and then also using artificial tears and lubricating eye drops that can be purchased over the counter and used as necessary. We at The Eyeglass Shop know just how annoying dry eyes can be. You shouldn’t have to deal with them, and you won’t need to. Just talk to our San Antonio eye doctors, they’ll tell you the same.

San Antonio Dry Eye Treatment
2710 Danbury Street
San Antonio, Texas 78217
(210) 714-2848