At Milpitas Optometric Group kids are our specialty. We perform eye exams in San Jose for all ages including Infant See exams and complimentary 3-year old screening programs. Since good vision is an important factor in your child’s ability to learn, we also test for vision related learning problems.
Children’s myopia is a growing problem. In 1971-1972, 25% of children were affected. Today it is prevalent among 41% of all children in the U.S. While a principal cause is genetics, the explosion in use of digital devices, including smart phones, tablets, computers and games is causing much of the increase in prevalence.
Our San Jose eye doctors specialize in myopia control using visual hygiene, special glasses, and CRT night contacts or dual focus soft contacts worn during the day. These special contact lenses can slow myopia up to 50%. We also have contacts for children to protect their eyes and help them excel at sports.
Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don’t understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately. The articles below can help.