Vision Health Begins Here
Our children’s visual centers develop as they grow, and it’s truly amazing to watch all the discoveries they make in their first years. Colors seem brighter, landscapes seem endless, and the night sky holds incredible wonder for our smallest family members.
It’s exciting to share this new world with them!
Griffin Optometric Group – Talega is here to help with your child’s visual development. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to book an exam.
Your Child’s First Eye Exam
At Griffin Optometric Group – Talega, we suggest bringing your baby in for an eye exam shortly after their 1st birthday.
Our optometrists will ensure that their eyesight is developing correctly and that there are no overall concerns with their visual health. Once we know a little more about baby’s eyes, we can determine the frequency of their future appointments.
Strong Eyes at Every Stage
The toddler stage is a little fun, a little wild, and an exciting milestone in their visual development. This age group is very interested in exploring surroundings as well as using their eyes and ears.
Parents can help hone their toddler’s visual skills by:
- Rolling balls back and forth to help with visual tracking.
- Using building blocks or locking toys of all shapes, colors, and sizes to help with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Reading or telling stories to aid visualization skills, paving the way for reading in the school years.
Children between the ages of 3 and 5 should undergo a comprehensive eye exam. Our optometrists will ensure their eyes are developing correctly in this exam and search for early signs of eye disease or eye conditions.
Parents can help their preschoolers develop the necessary visual skills for school by providing a few of these engaging activities:
- Throwing and catching
- Reading aloud and showing the words on the page
- Providing art supplies like chalk, finger paints, or crayons
- Offering building blocks or puzzles
- Playing memory games
- Cutting and pasting
This age group requires exceptional support and care to help ensure their success and happiness in their school years. Regular eye exams help ensure that vision issues don’t affect our young scholars’ learning skills.
Untreated vision issues can share the same symptoms as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Experienced, kindhearted, and professional eye care helps avoid misdiagnosis, reducing stress and fatigue for your child.
Symptoms of a vision problem in your school-aged child may include:
- Complaining of discomfort
- Complaining of fatigue
- Frequently rubbing eyes
- Blinking excessively
- Short attention span
- Avoiding reading
- Complaining of headaches
- Covering one eye
- Holding reading materials close to their face
- Losing place when reading
Your child’s eye health significantly affects their happiness and success at school. At Griffin Optometric Group – Talega, we use top-rate diagnostic technologies during every eye exam to help us catch vision problems early. Let’s work together to help your children achieve their goals!
The Vision Care They Deserve
High-quality vision care is available for every family member at Griffin Optometric Group – Talega. We perform our comprehensive children’s eye exams in a comfortable and friendly environment. We want to keep their eyes healthy and joyful!
Give us a call to get more information about your child’s visual development or book their eye exam.