Pediatric Eye Care
Many children experience the same vision problems as adults, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as congenital vision conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes), which can significantly affect proper vision development. Young children may be unaware of the fact that they are experiencing abnormal vision, which is why regular exams and early detection are essential in maintaining healthy eyes for your child.
We provide specialized pediatric eye care services that focus on ensuring that your child maintains clear, strong vision as they grow. Our doctors are highly trained and experienced in the special needs of pediatric eye conditions and offer patients the skill and reliability to effectively treat these conditions.
Regular Eye Exams
Children should have their first eye exam at about age two, although it’s never too early to test a child’s vision and eye health. Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. Early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has been done to the eye(s). Children’s eye exams test visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, and detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness, and should be performed on a yearly basis.
Treatment of Eye Conditions
Any vision or eye health problems detected are treated by our experienced team of doctors using safe, minimally invasive techniques that take into account the special needs of developing eyes. Treatment for pediatric vision conditions may include glasses to improve focusing or eye exercises to correct improper vision habits. More serious conditions affecting the health of the eye, such as glaucoma, cataracts or retinopathy or prematurity, may require medical or surgical treatment.
At Whitewater Eye Centers, we strive to provide the highest quality of care so that your child can achieve optimal vision and eye health that does not affect their school work or other everyday activities. Your child’s doctor will develop a customized treatment plan based on the patient’s individual condition.
To learn more about our pediatric eye care services, please call us today to schedule an appointment.
Family Optometric Services (Connersville location)
The Eye Center of Connersville is a comprehensive optometric eye clinic that offers complete eye examinations for the whole family, including contact lenses and a wide range of glasses frames. Our experienced staff of optometrists provides the highest quality of care to your family to ensure optimal vision and eye health. Through regular exams from a practice you can trust, we protect your eyes from permanent damage and the effects of poor vision.
On-Site Optical Lab
For patients requiring vision correction aids, the Eye Center of Connersville features a convenient in-house lab, which results in fast delivery of your glasses. We offer patients a wide selection of the latest frames and lenses for the desired look and functionality each patient desires. Our frame selection includes the latest trends from top designers, as well as more affordable choices for those with a budget in mind. We also carry sunglasses, children’s eyeglasses and other special types of eyewear for all of your family’s vision needs.
Once your frames are selected, patients can also choose from numerous lens options, taking advantage of the latest technological advances such as progressive lenses, anti-reflective lenses, transitions lenses and more. Our experienced staff will help you choose the most appropriate lenses for you and your family, taking into account your vision needs, budget, style and personal preferences. We take the time to fully discuss all options with you so that you receive the highest quality eyewear.
These on-site facilities in our Connersville location eliminate the hassle of taking your prescription to another location in order to fill your family’s vision correction needs.
Treatment of Eye and Vision Conditions
In addition to providing state-of-the-art glasses and contact lenses for each member of your family, the physicians of Eye Center of Connersville offer the diagnosis, management and treatment of a wide range of eye diseases. Families are encouraged to visit our Eye Center on a regular basis in order to detect any vision changes or eye abnormalities as soon as they occur, as early detection is essential in reducing the risk of permanent eye damage.