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Pediatric medical eye care
Vision is the most important of human senses, scientists say; it provides more than 80% of information about our surroundings. If we perceive the world through glasses or contact lenses—no matter how expensive and of what quality—it is not the same world as the one perceived by a healthy eye. In order to see the world in full, it is utterly important to keep your child's eyes healthy. In fact, the proportion of children with eye disorders has been increasing over the past decades. Without regular consultations with an ophthalmologist, you might find out that your child has a weak vision only at the age of six or seven, when he or she starts attending an elementary school. And a child wearing glasses for the first time will feel himself or herself uncomfortable, embarrassed, and they are also the top targets for peer bullying.
That is why we recommend you to visit your ophthalmologist, even if your child seems to be alright. The thing is, a poor-sighted child may never recognize his or her sight is poor because they do not know what it is like—a perfect vision!
All over the world, preventive medical care is widespread. Meanwhile, in Russia not so many young parents are used to bring their children to a doctor for regular examination—only in case the disorder is there and can not be ignored any more.
Still, a specialist is perfectly capable of finding out whether your child sees well, or whether he or she has some congenital vision disorders, or whether he or she suffers from strobism at an early stage (when it can not be noticed), astigmatism or myopia. A regular examination is a way to detect congenital disorders in children, if any, as well as their proneness to vision disorders.
Earlier, children and their parents' aversion to medical facilities could be explained by poor conditions, outdated equipment and unfriendly treatment. Nowadays the situation is different: eye clinics are bright and well-equipped, doctors' practices have evolved. The examination process is now staged as a game, which will keep your child interested and even amused, while not disturbing your peace of mind.
Strobism is one of the most noticeable, and therefore especially notorious, eye diseases. Only an ophthalmologist is able to detect this condition at an early stage, so that it becomes possible to treat it in advance and nip it in the bud, before any surgery is necessary. The way strobism is treated largely depends on when it has been detected, its progression and the age of the patient.
If a doctor has diagnosed your child with myopia, it is necessary to prevent it from progressing. That is why our examinations include fundus exam, and measurement of eye refraction and eye ball parameters in order to measure the progression of myopia and efficiency of its treatment. We sincerely hope that you're now aware of how important timely and regular medical examinations are. You are responsible for the health of your children, so do not wait until it is too late. Get an appointment with our ophthalmologists and make sure that your child's vision stays clear and perfect.