There are many common childhood eye problems such as infection, injury, disorders such as amblyopia, or “Lazy Eye”, or vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
Observing your child’s eyes and paying attention to how your child behaves is very important. Unusual behavior such as closing one eye or tilting the head to see things can be a warning sign. School-age children may complain of things looking blurry or not being able to see the chalkboard. Fortunately, most childhood eye problems can be corrected if detected early by a pediatric ophthalmologist. To help protect your child’s sight, watch for warning signs and take your child to a doctor at the first sign of a problem.
Wolfe Eye Clinic offers the people of Iowa expertise in pediatric ophthalmology and childhood eye disorders.