Vision Care Specialists is a branch of Pediatric Care Specialists with the skills and experience to provide eyecare for your entire family. Our optometrists, Dr. Dan Russell and Dr. Joe Ozbold, take pride in offering the best in vision care from a team that is truly dedicated to helping you see better!
Eye exams are important for young children. An undiagnosed eye problem can make it difficult for your child to succeed academically and participate in sports. Over time, the brain will learn to accommodate poor vision, just as the brain trains the body to walk or speak. Early detection is essential to correcting vision problems before these issues adversely impact your child.
Our optometrists understand the unique challenges in providing specialized eye care for young children. From routine eye exams to choosing a new pair of eyeglasses, the team at Vision Care Specialists provide the compassionate, expert care that your child deserves.
Early warning signs of an undiagnosed vision problem may include:
If your child is doing a lot of eye rubbing, complaining of frequent headaches and/or seems extremely sensitive to light, he may be suffering from eye strain from the struggle to focus images.
Reading and writing issues, or a tendency to avoid these activities, may have nothing to do with dyslexia or intelligence — and everything to do with an eye function or visual acuity problem.
Signs of visual problems in your child may include:
- Loses place when reading
- Avoids close work and individual reading
- Holds reading material closer than others
- Omits or confuses insignificant words
- Reads the same line multiple times
- Consistently underperforms academically
If your child frequently tilts their head to one side, an eye misalignment or droopy eyelid (ptosis) may be compelling him to compensate by favoring his “good” eye. This can lead to amblyopia, a leading cause of pediatric vision loss.
If your child is squinting to read, watch TV or view distant objects, he or she may have an undiagnosed vision problem.
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 of the optometrists at Vision Care Specialists.
Vision Care Specialists is located at:
865 Eisenhower Blvd.
Johnstown, PA 15904
To set up an appointment at Vision Care Specialists call 814-266-8840.