“Houston children’s eye and vision problems have always been a high priority for us at The Eye Clinic of Texas”, stated Allan Fradkin, M.D. “We take a proactive approach toward eye examinations for kidsbecause we watch them grow up in our community and have a really solid understanding of how children’s eye health and vision can impact not only their learning and school work, but also their overall health, self-perception, long term educational attainment, job choices and a number of other social factors,” commented Dr. Fradkin.
In addition to refractive errors such as myopia and astigmatism, ocular disorders that occur in infants, toddlers, and children may present lifelong problems for children. Conditions such as strabismus, amblyopia, and retinopathy of prematurity may require adaptations in adulthood as well. In addition, vision disorders that occur in childhood may manifest as problems well into adulthood. “Taking care of pediatric eye health and vision problems has to be a team effort with input from parents, oversight by the family Pediatrician-and us as Ophthalmologists,” continued Dr. Fradkin. Recent studies on The Impact of Pediatric Vision Disorders in Adulthood published in Pediatrics, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, goes a long way to further reinforce our goals for children’s vision.
If you or someone you know would like to schedule a children’s eye examination to assess their eye health or vision please feel free to call us at The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937.