Finding a good eye doctor is the responsibility of every parent. Finding an experienced and board certified eye doctor has never been easier with several convenient Valuvision Eye Care locations in Jacksonville and Orange Park FL. As your child grows and gets ready for school, eye doctors can check your child’s eyes for eye movement skills, focusing skills, near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination. That is a huge order and one that can easily be filled by our optometrists at Valuvision.
Children entering school should have a complete eye exam. The pre-school eye exam should actually be their second exam with the first having been at age 3, or as early as six months if there is cause for vision concern. When you follow a proper schedule for your child’s eye care there are many things that you can avoid. Conditions such as ADD and ADHD can be misdiagnosed because of the symptoms of poor vision and the similarity to those of ADD. Children who cannot see get very frustrated and can get depressed because they do not have the ability to read as well as the other children. This can be due to poor vision.
Eye doctors are on alert to diagnose these eye conditions. They can also prescribe the necessary treatment to prevent worsening. In some cases, Autism can actually be misdiagnosed due to poor vision. Part of your second opinion on your child’s condition should be with eye doctors.
Adults should continue with regular visits to their optometrist. Even if adults have 20/20 vision, they should get a routine eye exam every other year. This is especially true as we age. Cataracts often develop very slowly. Often they are evident and diagnosed only after they have progressed to a point that the patient notices significant deficits in their vision. With regular eye exams, you can learn of the development and keep track of the progression without the frustration associated with failing vision. The same is true with more severe eye ailments, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Cataracts are a condition in which the lens of the eye gets cloudy or gives you the feeling that you are looking through a cloudy window. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in people over fifty five. Although some clouding may be a normal part of aging, the progression to cataracts is not normal and can and should be treated.
The lens of the eye is located directly behind the iris. It aids in accommodating your vision to light and dark. As the persons age progresses, the lens, like other body parts begins to change. They can become hardened and the lens can become cloudy. Your vision is no longer sharp and clear.
Glaucoma is another disease of the eye that needs to be monitored by eye doctors. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. This disease causes vision loss. This is primarily due to the increased pressure in the eye. Eye doctors easily check for early signs of glaucoma during routine eye exams and can prescribe treatment to attempt to slow its progress.
Eye doctors check for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye conditions with every eye exam. There is no shortage of excellent eye doctors in Jacksonville, FL. A quick call to any of the local Valuvision offices will lead you to one of our professional and board certified optometrists in Jacksonville or Orange Park Florida.
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