Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, collectively known as errors of refraction (EOR), are the three most common eye problems in children. Having one or a combination of these eye problems can cause blurry vision.
Asian Eye pediatric optometrist Dr. Gualberto Dato says: “Children rarely complain about what they experience. Since they cannot compare their vision with anyone else, they think having blurry vision is normal. This prevents them from doing the activities they like or even from excelling in school.”
Dr. Dato explains that a child is most likely to suffer from EOR if one or both of his or her parents wear glasses or if the child engages in activities that involve detailed work or extended use of the eyes.
Parents should watch out if their child sits too close to the monitor when watching TV, squints when looking at far distances, suffers from headaches towards late afternoon, feels dizzy constantly or tilts his or her head when looking at objects.
“If your child experiences any of these symptoms, get their eyes checked by a pediatric eye doctor. The earlier the problem is detected, the sooner it can be corrected,” Dr. Dato stresses. “They should look out for other signs, such as misalignment of the eyes, clumsiness and incorrect identification of colors, as they can indicate other eye problems.”
Asian Eye’s pediatric eye doctors are trained to detect, treat and manage common vision problems in children. Asian Eye also offers eyeglass frames and lenses for children. Schedule an eye checkup for your child at Asian Eye today! Kapamilya discounts apply: 50% off on consultations, 25% off on diagnostic examinations, treatments and surgeries. For more info, call 898-2020. (by Charizze Henson and Audrey Trinidad)