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 Getting Started with Contact Lenses for Your Teen

Getting Started with Contact Lenses for Your Teen

If your child wears eyeglasses, there’s a good chance they’ll want to consider contact lenses at some point once they reach their teens. Here’s how you as a parent can help make the transition seamless and enjoyable.
May 15th, 2024
Caring for Your Child's Eyes During Allergy Season

Caring for Your Child's Eyes During Allergy Season

Spring brings lots of outdoor fun for kids of all ages, but if your child has allergies, it can bring a lot of eye discomfort, too. Here’s what you can do to relieve those symptoms and help your child enjoy the activities they love.
Apr 9th, 2024
5 Common Signs of Blepharitis in Kids

5 Common Signs of Blepharitis in Kids

Blepharitis causes uncomfortable symptoms in your child’s eyes and eyelids, but fortunately, it responds well to treatment. Here, learn how to recognize the most common symptoms so you can help your child find relief as soon as possible.
Mar 2nd, 2024
 Will My Son Outgrow His Lazy Eye?

Will My Son Outgrow His Lazy Eye?

Amblyopia (also called “lazy eye”) is a relatively common childhood vision problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to ignore it. Here’s why prompt medical treatment is essential to help your child prevent permanent vision problems.
Feb 1st, 2024
Is Ptosis a Serious Condition?

Is Ptosis a Serious Condition?

Droopy eyelids — or ptosis — can cause your child significant vision problems, along with other unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, we can treat it, so your child enjoys better eyesight and improved overall well-being.
Jan 9th, 2024

What's Causing The Yellow Goop in My Child's Eye?

Yellow eye discharge has several possible causes, and in every case, it’s an indication that your child needs an evaluation by our team. Here, learn why discharge happens and how we can help.
Dec 4th, 2023
Is My Child Old Enough for Contact Lenses?

Is My Child Old Enough for Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are popular among plenty of kids and teens, but they’re not always the best choice. Here’s how to tell if your child is ready to handle the added responsibilities that come with having contact lenses.
Nov 13th, 2023
Top Tips to Keep Pink Eye From Spreading to Friends and Family

Top Tips to Keep Pink Eye From Spreading to Friends and Family

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a highly contagious eye infection that’s especially common among kids in school. Fortunately, a few simple steps can help your child feel better while also preventing infections in others. Here’s what to do.
Oct 10th, 2023
Is Surgery the Only Solution for Ptosis?

Is Surgery the Only Solution for Ptosis?

Your eyelids play an important role in your child’s eye health. If one or both lids droop too low, a condition known as ptosis, your child’s vision could be compromised. Here’s why eyelid drooping develops and what we can do to treat it.
Aug 7th, 2023
Here's Why You Should Have Your Child's Glasses Custom Fit

Here's Why You Should Have Your Child's Glasses Custom Fit

Glasses provide tremendous benefits for kids who are dealing with all sorts of vision problems. Without a custom fit, however, your child’s vision can still suffer. Here, learn five ways a custom fit can benefit your child now and in the future.
Jul 10th, 2023
Will My Child's Stye Go Away on Its Own?

Will My Child's Stye Go Away on Its Own?

Styes are a common type of eyelid infection, especially for kids. Painful and red, many styes clear up on their own with a little help from mom and dad. Here’s how to treat a stye and when to seek medical care to prevent complications.
Jun 1st, 2023
How Is Strabismus Treated?

How Is Strabismus Treated?

Strabismus is a common pediatric vision problem that happens when your eyes aren’t properly aligned. If your child has strabismus, here’s how we can help.
May 15th, 2023
At What Age Should My Child See the Eye Doctor?

At What Age Should My Child See the Eye Doctor?

Good vision is as important to kids as it is to adults. Regular eye exams help to identify problems early, before they have a chance to affect your child’s development and well-being. Here are the ages when your child’s vision needs to be evaluated.
Apr 10th, 2023
When Should My Child Consider Contact Lenses

When Should My Child Consider Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are popular among teens and some preteens, too. But just because they’re popular, that doesn’t mean they’re the right choice for every child. Take a moment as we review some pros and cons to help you and your child decide.
Mar 14th, 2023
Helping Your Teen Adjust to Contact Lenses

Helping Your Teen Adjust to Contact Lenses

Millions of American teens have ditched their eyeglasses for contact lenses. If your teen is considering contact lenses, here’s what you can do to support them and protect their eye health.
Jan 10th, 2023
Vision Changes That Most Don't Think Are a Problem

Vision Changes That Most Don't Think Are a Problem

Childhood vision problems aren’t always easy to spot, especially if your child doesn’t tell you when symptoms occur. Recognizing changes in your child’s habits can help your child get the care they need before a minor problem becomes more serious.
Dec 1st, 2022
Will a Stye Resolve on Its Own?

Will a Stye Resolve on Its Own?

If your child has a stye, they’re probably experiencing a lot of discomfort, too. The good news: Most styes aren’t serious — and many go away on their own with a little TLC. Here’s what you should do if your child has a stye.
Oct 1st, 2022
Is Pink Eye Contagious?

Is Pink Eye Contagious?

Pink eye is a common eye infection, especially among kids — and yes, it’s very contagious. Fortunately, most infections aren’t serious — but they still need medical treatment. Here’s what you need to know about this very common infection.
Sep 1st, 2022
6 Problems That Are Linked to Astigmatism

6 Problems That Are Linked to Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common vision problem for kids, and without proper treatment, it can wind up affecting their vision (and their lives) in lots of ways. Here are six common ways astigmatism could be causing problems for your child.
Aug 1st, 2022
Does Ptosis Have to Be Treated?

Does Ptosis Have to Be Treated?

Droopy eyelids might not seem like a big deal. But eyelid drooping — or ptosis — can cause some serious issues for your child, and not all of them are related to their vision. Here’s when and why ptosis needs to be treated.
Jun 1st, 2022
Understanding the Three Causes of Amblyopia

Understanding the Three Causes of Amblyopia

Also called “lazy eye,” amblyopia is a common cause of vision problems during childhood. Understanding what causes amblyopia plays an important role in diagnosing it and treating it early. Here’s what you should know.
May 1st, 2022
Will My Child's Pink Eye Go Away on Its Own?

Will My Child's Pink Eye Go Away on Its Own?

Pink eye is a fairly common eye problem for kids, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to simply ignore it. Here’s what to do if you think your child has pink eye, which is medically called conjunctivitis.
Mar 8th, 2022
Does a Stye Need the Attention of an Eye Doctor?

Does a Stye Need the Attention of an Eye Doctor?

Swollen, red, and sore, styes can look serious — but in most cases, they can be treated at home with a little extra attention. There are some times, though, when a stye needs a doctor’s care. Here’s what to do if your child has a stye.
Feb 1st, 2022
How Do I Know if My Child Has Pink Eye?

How Do I Know if My Child Has Pink Eye?

Pink eye includes several “types” of conjunctivitis, including one really infectious type. Here’s how to tell if your child has infectious pink eye and what you should do to treat it.
Jan 5th, 2022
Tips for Helping Your Child Have Healthy Eyes

Tips for Helping Your Child Have Healthy Eyes

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, a fine time to explore how to keep your children’s eyes healthy and their vision clear with these five easy-to-follow tips.
Aug 8th, 2021

Why Do You Need a Children's Eye Specialist?

Children are not miniature adults. They need specialized care when it comes to their vision and eye health. Find out why and when your kids need to see a children’s eye specialist
Jul 14th, 2021
The Importance of Your Child Seeing an Eye Doctor

The Importance of Your Child Seeing an Eye Doctor

If you’re thinking your child is too young to see an eye doctor, think again. Find out why it’s important for your child’s eye health and vision, as well as their academic performance, to see an eye doctor regularly.
Jun 17th, 2021

How to Recognize Strabismus

Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes, is one of the most common eye conditions in young children. Learn the early signs of this disorder so you can get early treatment for your child and prevent vision loss.
Mar 1st, 2021

Treatment Options for Pediatric Glaucoma

Pediatric glaucoma is rare in children, but it can be aggressive and cause vision loss. Learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for this serious eye disease.
Feb 7th, 2021

How Common Are Cataracts?

When you hear the word cataracts, you most likely think of an older adult. However, children can develop cataracts too. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatments of pediatric cataracts.
Jan 1st, 2021

5 Signs of Pink Eye

Is your child rubbing their eyes excessively? Are their eyes watery? Your child may have pink eye, a highly contagious eye infection. Learn the five most common signs of pink eye so you can help your child find relief quickly.
Dec 1st, 2020

Complications of Ptosis: Droopy Eyelids in Kids

Ptosis is characterized by eyelids that droop down over the eyes, and it’s not always a big issue. Among possible complications in children, however, are vision problems such as amblyopia (lazy eye), astigmatism, and double vision.
Nov 2nd, 2020

Back to School: It's Time for Your Child's Eye Exam

Your child needs more than pencils and books to succeed at school. It’s important to make sure their vision is strong and healthy. If not, poor vision can lead to greater difficulties in trying to learn. Schedule an eye exam for your child today.
Sep 30th, 2020

What You Should Know About Blepharitis

Is your child's eye red, swollen, and crusty? Your first thought might be that it’s pinkeye, but it may be blepharitis instead. Learn about this common eye condition and how you can treat it.
Aug 12th, 2020

What You Need to Know About Allergic Conjunctivitis

Itchy, red, watery eyes are no fun. If your child has these symptoms, they may have allergic conjunctivitis. Learn about this common eye condition and how to prevent and treat it so summer time stays fun.
Jun 24th, 2020

How Dry Eye Affects Children

When you hear about dry eye, you probably think of an older person who has dealt with it. The truth is that dry eye can affect people of all ages, and it’s now affecting more children than ever before. Learn why, as well as how you can prevent it.
May 26th, 2020

Protecting Your Children's Eyes From Sun Damage

It’s not just your child’s skin that needs protection from the sun. Learn why your youngster’s eyes need protection from the sun’s harmful rays, and five ways to do it effectively.
Apr 1st, 2020

Tips and tricks for eye patching

Wearing an eye patch is an effective treatment for amblyopia. However, it can be challenging to get your child to stick to a schedule for wearing their eye patch. Learn tips and tricks to help them stay with their routine.
Mar 1st, 2020
Do you suspect your child may have a vision problem or perhaps the pediatrician has recommended your youngster be evaluated b

What to Expect at Your Child's Eye Exam

Do you suspect your child may have a vision problem or perhaps the pediatrician has recommended your youngster be evaluated by an ophthalmologist or optometrist? If so, knowing what to expect can help relieve any anxiety either of you may have.
Jan 9th, 2020
For more information on contact lenses for your child, call ABC Children’s Eye Specialists to discuss your child’s readiness

Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

Does wearing glasses inhibit your child on the sports field, or undermine their confidence in social situations? Contact lenses may make a difference? Learn how to tell if your child is ready to wear contact lenses.
Dec 9th, 2019

Treatment Options for Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

It may be the most common cause of visual impairment among young children, but lazy eye can almost always be corrected when it’s caught early and addressed promptly. Here’s how it’s treated.
Oct 1st, 2019
For more tips on how you can treat your child's pink eye, and keep your child’s eyes healthy and free of infection, call your

How to Stop the Spread of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Viral conjunctivitis may be as contagious as the common cold, but it’s also relatively easy to contain. Find out what you can do to stop the spread of pink eye in your household when one of your children catches it and brings it home.
Sep 1st, 2019
As pediatric eye specialists, our team at ABC Children’s Eye Specialists can help take the guesswork out of whether your chil

5 Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

It can be hard to know when your child needs glasses. But, there are clues that can show your child may have vision problems. Read on to learn the signs.
Jul 31st, 2019
To learn more about ptosis or schedule an eye exam for your child, call your nearest ABC Children’s Eye Specialists office in

What Causes Ptosis and How Is It Corrected?

Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid droops lower than normal, sometimes covering part of the pupil and blocking vision. Find out what causes ptosis and why early treatment can be so important.
Jul 24th, 2019
At ABC Children’s Eye in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ specialists can perform a procedure to help the stye drain.

How to Prevent and Treat Styes

Has your child developed an unsightly stye? An eye stye usually goes away on its own. But, if it doesn’t, find out what treatment options are available to help heal your child’s eye infection.
Jun 11th, 2019

Preparing Your Child for Eye Surgery

Having to undergo eye surgery can be scary, especially for young patients who don’t know what to expect. Here’s what you can do to ensure your child feels as calm, relaxed, and in control as possible before their procedure.
May 22nd, 2019