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Children's & Senior's Vision Specialist

Optic Gallery Fort Apache/Tropicana

Optometrists located in Las Vegas, NV

Children and seniors have unique needs when it comes to eye health. The friendly, caring team at Optic Gallery Fort Apache have extensive experience providing high-quality vision care to meet the specific needs of children and seniors. To schedule a comprehensive senior or pediatric eye exam, call the office in Las Vegas today, or make an appointment online.

Children's & Senior's Vision

Why do children’s and senior’s vision require special eye care?

Children and seniors have special eye care needs because during childhood and your later years, your eyes and vision change more rapidly than they do during most of your adulthood.

Children’s eyes are still developing, and young children aren’t always aware if they have a vision problem or they may not be able to articulate precisely what they see. Vision problems or eye complications can impede your child’s learning and may require treatment to ensure proper eye development.

The process of aging naturally causes changes in your eyesight. Medical conditions and common medications can cause vision problems in seniors, and loss of vision can increase your risk for injury and impact your safety while driving and performing many activities.

What is involved in children’s eye care?

Children’s eye care focuses on identifying and treating any eye conditions and correcting vision. The most essential part of children’s eye care is comprehensive pediatric eye exams. 

The friendly team uses eye charts with symbols like circles and squares to assess visual acuity in children who aren’t yet reading. For infants and young toddlers, your provider tests eye “follow” response using a moving object, and checks pupil response to light stimulus. Children’s eye exams are quick and fun; don’t be surprised if your child gets excited when it’s time for their appointment at Optic Gallery Fort Apache.

The team at Optic Gallery Fort Apache recommend that children have an eye exam at six months, three years, and six years of age. After the age of six, your child should have a yearly eye exam. If your child has an eye condition, your provider may recommend more frequent visits.

What is involved in senior eye care?

If you’re over the age of 60, a yearly comprehensive eye exam is critical to maintaining good eye health. Your Optic Gallery Fort Apache provider looks for signs of vision loss, and other age-related eye concerns.

Some eye conditions that are common in seniors include:

  • Presbyopia (difficulty seeing things close-up)
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Eyelid problems
  • Floaters
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders
  • Cataracts

If you suffer from cataracts, the providers at Optic Gallery Fort Apache offer cataract surgery consultations. This expert consultation can help determine what kind of cataract removal procedure is right for you. The team also helps you find a highly qualified surgeon to perform your cataract surgery.

To schedule a children’s or senior vision exam, call Optic Gallery Fort Apache today, or make an appointment online.