• At what age do children’s consultations begin and why are they important?
Consultations in children begin approximately at the age of three, but if the child has visible problems from birth, or problems appear after a short time, certain specialized analyzes can be done, from which we can determine what treatment is beneficial in the first phase. The importance of this consultation is given by the fact that certain eye problems can be treated relatively easily, only until the age of 9, that is until the eyeballs mature and the muscles stiffen.
• What should a parent pay attention to when taking their child to a specialist consultation and what questions should they ask the specialist?
In general, parents should pay attention to the visual acuity of each eye and at each subsequent consultation to observe an increase if the child does not see perfectly with the glasses at the first consultation.
For the most part, parents can ask the specialist about:
- monocular and binocular visual acuity,
- eye teamwork,
- why they need to wear glasses,
- how long they need to wear glasses and where,
- is it a permanent correction or just a dioptric treatment,
- and possibly to what extent he notices the colors.