Uncorrected vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, wandering eye and lazy eye can affect your child’s performance in school and keep him from participating in sports or other activities.
Children do not usually complain about any vision problems, but there are some warning signs to look out for: squinting when looking at distant objects; moving close to the screen when watching TV; bumping into objects; frequent blinking or rubbing of eyes; tilting his head when looking at objects; headaches; dizziness or frequent motion sickness; reading or writing with the face very close to the page; avoiding any form of near work; and omitting words when reading or copying text.
At Asian Eye Institute, the Pediatric Optometry and Orthoptics Service takes care of the special eye care needs of children. It offers diagnoses, treatment and management of eye conditions that address eye coordination, external eye muscle functions and color vision defects as well as eye-focusing abilities.
Asian Eye also recently launched MyoVision lens by Carl Zeiss Vision, which is designed to minimize progression of myopia. Studies show that the lens design is effective in reducing the progression of myopia among children 6 to 12 years old by 30%.
Call Asian Eye for an eye exam for your child today! Kapamilya discounts apply: 50% off on consultations, 25% off on diagnostic examinations, treatments and surgeries, and flexible payment terms of up to six months.
Asian Eye Institute is at Phinma Plaza, Rockwell Center, with satellite clinics in Trinoma, QC and SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. For more info, call 898-2020.(Story/Photo by: Charizze Henson and Audrey Trinidad)