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Posted on 12-22-2017

Astigmatism in Children in Jensen Beach, FL

Astigmatism is one of the most common eye conditions in kids. In infants and preschool-aged children, it is estimated that about 10 percent of all children have this condition. In children aged 5 to 17, it is estimated that 28 percent of kids have astigmatism. In most cases, your child needs no treatment and most outgrow astigmatism.

Here at Dr. Durante Cohen's Fashion Optical, our eye doctor can diagnose and treat astigmatism. Here is some information every parent should know about this condition. 

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What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea of the eye is oblong, or football-shaped. In most people, the cornea and eye are round, like a baseball. If the cornea is too flat or oblong, it can cause blurry or distorted vision, both up close and far away. 

The Symptoms of Astigmatism in Children

Astigmatism has many symptoms associated with it. Children may have blurred or distorted vision. They may also have headaches or eye strain. As a parent, you should pay attention if your child is squinting often, seems to have trouble seeing both up close or far away, turning their head to see, rubbing their eyes when they aren't tired or if they begin to experience headaches frequently.

The Solutions for Astigmatism

In most cases, your child will outgrow astigmatism. But if the astigmatism is severe or causing severe vision problems, glasses or contact lenses can be used to help correct vision. An eye doctor can prescribe the right prescription to improve your child's eyesight. 

Make an Appointment for Astigmatism Prescription Eyewear Today

Do you suspect your child may have astigmatism? Dr. Durante Cohen's Fashion Optical can conduct a thorough eye exam and determine whether your child has this condition and how to best treat it.

Call us today at (772) 212-0358 to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor today. 

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