Pediatric Eye Care for children of all ages in Breese, Lebanon, Highland, O’Fallon & all surrounding communities
Is your child having trouble in school? Are you worried about the quality of their vision? It’s time you called a local optometric center to schedule your child for a vision exam that will help decipher the cause of the problems and the treatments that will improve your child’s eyesight. We provide service to school-age children in Breese, Lebanon, Highland, O’Fallon and throughout the surrounding communities of the metro-east area. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of quality eye care children. With that in mind, we provide a relaxing environment where children can receive exams, get fitted for eyewear and more. Read more below about pediatric eye care services offered at our facility!
School Eye Exams
Is your child fulfilling their potential in the classroom? Are they experiencing setbacks or having trouble keeping up with other kids. Unfortunately, these things are frequently diagnosed as learning disabilities. However, many times the problems have more to do with vision than with a child’s ability to process and remember new information. Poor vision can destroy a child’s chances at succeeding in school as well as compromise the following parts of their vision:
- Near Vision
- Far Vision
- Binocular Coordination
- Eye Movement
- Peripheral Vision
- Hand-Eye Coordination
Protective Eyewear for Kids
It’s important to protect the eyesight of our children. Whether they’re outside in the yard or playing a sport after school, Lebanon Optometric Center and Breese Family Vision Center has a great selection of protective eyewear for kids, allowing parents to do all that they can to protect and preserve the vision of their kids. Read more below for details about types of protective eyewear offered at our facility.
One option for protective eyewear is safety glasses. While these are usually used by adult working in factories and warehouses, they can also be useful for any child that’s involved in activities such as trap shooting, woodworking, manufacturing and more. Safety glasses may be required as children get older for high school classes, advanced training courses or even a job.
If your child participates in sports, it’s vital that you think about protecting their eyes. We offer a range of protective eyewear for sports. When a child plays sports, there are two issues at play. First, there’s always a risk of physical injury to the eyes from a finger, ball or something else. Second, you want your child to be able to see comfortably as they move around rapidly. We offer various options that can be customized to fit your child’s needs!
Don’t forget about the sun! Whether your child is playing an all-day baseball tournament or hanging out at the beach, they need protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Luckily, we provide a wide range of sunglasses including transition lenses, polarized sunglasses and prescription sunglasses!
Pediatric Eye Care
Can you imagine going through childhood without the ability to see clearly? It would hamper your ability to see and experience the world around you. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the reality for your child because you know the optometrists at Lebanon Optometric Center and Breese Family Vision Center. Our dedicated team is here to provide exams and treatments that help identify and correct vision problems, disease and conditions.
Symptoms of Eye Problems
How do you know if your child needs help? Children are not always able to express their condition because they’ve never experienced a world with truly clear vision. With that in mind, it’s important to ask your children questions about their vision, adhere to routine vision exams and watch out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems. Contact us if your child displays one or more of the following symptoms:
- Loses place when reading
- Avoids close work and individual reading
- Holds reading materials closer than others
- Frequently rubs their eyes
- Gets frequent headaches
- Tilts head or closes one eye to read
- Reads the same line multiple times
- Uses finger to maintain place while reading
- Omits or confuses insignificant words
- Consistently underperforms academically