At our Eye and Vision Care Associates, we want to make sure that your child’s eyes are well taken care of. At our vision practice, we have several top-notch optometrists on staff, including Dr. Sebastian Polizzi, who can provide your child with eye exams and care. Our pediatric eye doctor in Syosset NY will make sure that your child is seeing clearly, and provide eyeglass prescriptions if necessary.
During a pediatric eye exam, your child’s eyes will be screened thoroughly not only for traditional vision problems, but also for problems which can commonly occur in a child’s eyes. Your child’s visual acuity will be tested to make sure they do not have any problems with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Any of these refractive vision problems can be easily corrected with eyeglasses; nearsightedness is commonly found in children. Our pediatric eye doctor in Syosset NY will also screen your child’s eyes to make sure that their eyes work well together, and that there is not type of eye teaming problems that are causing any vision problems. A common vision problem found in children is amblyopia. Amblyopia is also commonly referred to as lazy eye. In this condition, vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain do not work well together. This type of vision problem is the most common cause of visual impairment found in children and affects about three out of every 100 kids. It is believed that amblyopia develops in early life during visual development. It is most successfully treated when found in early childhood; if not treated, this problem will persist into adulthood. Symptoms of amblyopia can include: eyes that turn in our out; eyes that do not seem to work together; poor depth perception; or poor vision in one eye. Amblyopia will be treated in several different ways depending on the diagnosis provided by our eye doctor. Sometime surgery is necessary, but this is only necessary if nonsurgical methods of correction are not successful.
For an appointment to see our pediatric eye doctor in Syosset NY, contact us today.