Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Yes, she still needs a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist with the training and equipment to detect the full range of potential childhood vision issues. Vision screenings at school typically only test for nearsightedness and are not capable of identifying more serious eye conditions. One in four children may have a vision issue that … Continue reading Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

Many of the symptoms of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) that impact a child’s school performance are also common symptoms of an untreated vision problem, and children with vision problems are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD as children with normal vision.  Some examples of symptoms common to … Continue reading Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

Does your child have pink eye or allergies?

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the “conjunctiva” tissue underneath the eyelids and on the whites of the eyes, which turns the eyes pink.  Conjunctivitis is one of the most common childhood eye problems, but it is also one of the most treatable. However, there are some big differences between the sources of conjunctivitis, which all … Continue reading Does your child have pink eye or allergies?

Back to School Q&A: Is Your Child Ready to Go Back to School?

Are eyeglasses covered by Medicaid? Yes, children’s glasses are fully covered by Medicaid. We carry over 350 Medicaid-approved frames, so you can get your child the perfect pair of glasses for little or no cost to you.   What if my child loses or breaks his glasses? We can usually repair or replace broken frames … Continue reading Back to School Q&A: Is Your Child Ready to Go Back to School?

Kids’ Eye Care Q&A: You Asked, We Answer!

Dr. Rhonda Hutton, OD, Optometrist As an optometrist primarily treating children, I get questions about children’s eye care all the time. Below are some common questions and their answers. If you have questions about your child’s eyes, don’t hesitate to call us at Adventure Dental and Vision! What do I do if my child gets … Continue reading Kids’ Eye Care Q&A: You Asked, We Answer!