Vision and School Success
Accurate and healthy vision is crucial for a child’s physical development, success in academic endeavours, and overall well-being.
As much as 80 % of what a child learns in school is acquired through vision. If vision problems go undetected, children can be misdiagnosed with “learning difficulties” or “ADHD”, as is already the case in much of the world.
However, if a child undergoes a comprehensive eye exam, and vision complications are detected early in life, it is often possible to treat them effectively, leading to far fewer problems down the line.
Don’t wait until your children are already in school and struggling to read, see the board, or play sports. At Sealy Eye Center, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.
Glasses for Kids
Should your child need glasses for vision correction, Sealy Eye Center has a wide variety of age-appropriate and safe options. Because we specialize in eye care for young patients, we’re well acquainted with their preferred styles, shapes, and colors. We carry a large range of frames for children, inspired by adult trends but with a fun and imaginative approach and a pediatric fit in mind.
All of our frames are comfortable, durable, and made with kid-friendly materials. Young children find the bright colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces.
Do your kids play sports?
Athletic eyewear for children can help protect their young eyes from sports injuries.
At Sealy Eye Center, we have something for every child and teen, no matter their preferences.
Contact Lenses for Teens
Contact lenses may be a good option for teens who frequently play sports or are concerned with how they look, and they’re at an age when they can adequately care for their lenses.
Contact Lenses Q&A with Dr. Paul Beckwith
Q. At what age do you recommend children start with contact lenses?
A. As an optometrist, I believe that contact lenses can be worn at any age. But contacts are a privilege and not a right. There is a financial responsibility associated with contact lens wear, as well as the need for overall accountability to avoid eye health issues. Therefore, for young people, I recommend that we wait to try contacts until both the patient and parents are on board.
In my experience, if the patient is not wanting contact lenses he/she will not take care of them appropriately and/or will not be successful at handling the lenses. On the flip side, the parent(s) need to agree to assume the financial responsibility of fit, follow up, and materials; also, they must agree that their child is mature enough to take care of the contacts on his/her own.
Do you have specific questions about fitting your child with glasses or contacts? Contact Dr. Paul Beckwith at Sealy Eye Center, and we’ll be happy to assist.
Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care
Sealy Eye Center pediatric optometry division is a source of pride for our practice. Our experienced team works diligently to ensure that infants, children and teens have the ability to see, perceive and experience the world to their highest potential.
Make pediatric eye exams a priority. Don’t wait until your child faces issues at school or in other areas of life – contact Sealy Eye Center now. Visit us for a routine comprehensive pediatric eye exam, or come to us with your concerns regarding your infant or toddler’s vision, and we’ll make sure to find the optimal solution for his or her visual problems. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.
Sealy Eye Center serves patients from in, and around Sealy, Texas.