Here at Dr. Cooper’s Family Eye Care, your health and safety are our top priority during these difficult times. To better protect our patients and staff we have instituted protocols to help maintain social distancing and environmental hygiene. Please help protect yourself and your family by letting our office know if you or your child are experiencing any cold/ flu-like symptoms, have tested positive for COVID or have been in contact with somebody who has COVID, and/or have traveled recently. Thank you!
Sometimes infants appear to have crossed eyes, yet the eyes are truly straight. The cause for pseudostrabismus is presence of a wide nasal bridge or extra folds of skin between the nose and the inside of the eye that make the child have a cross-eyed appearance. Most children outgrow this problem, but you should contact your doctor for an examination. Your pediatrician can tell whether a child has misaligned eyes or just pseudostrabismus, but in some instances, a visit to an ophthalmologist is necessary for further tests.
Having a successful visit to the eye doctor is only half the battle of improving your child’s sight. Convincing your child to wear their prescription glasses is the other and quite possibly most difficult. Here are some suggestions to help you find the right eyeglasses for kids, and to help your child adjust to wearing them every day.