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Are You “Looking” For A Santa Cruz Optometrist?

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses and contact lenses in Santa Cruz is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. We at InSight Eyecare Optometry encourage you to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

The Santa Cruz eye doctors at InSight Eyecare Optometry believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Dr. Rahul Singh, O.D., Dr. Benjamin Kohn, O.D. and Dr. Joseph Zhu O.D. know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly.

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Q&A with Dr. Singh on Children’s Eyecare

Dr. Singh Answers Your Pediatric Eyecare Questions

Q: We hear a lot about seeing your Eye Doctor regularly, in school age children ages 5-7. What does regularly mean for a child? What do you recommend?

Dr. Singh:
The book says 6 month, 1 year, 3 years and every year after but kids typically come in starting at age 4, going on upwards.Because it’s about checking the prescription. It’s also about checking for any ocular conditions and ocular diseases, and to be able to detect them as soon as possible .

Q: What about preschoolers? Are there signs parents should look for that would indicate a trip to an Optometrist is necessary?

Dr. Singh:
Some examples could be if they are on a monitor watching television and you see them squinting or straining, that could be an indication of needing glasses or other things like abnormal eye movements in a certain direction. Those could be a sign of a certain ocular condition that could be treated.

Q: Because many children may be too young to read how is an eye exam conducted if they cannot read a chart?

Dr. Singh:
If they cannot read a chart, we can easily use other devices to check their eyes. We have a (inaudible) meter that measures light and where their eyes should be. That’s just one example. We have instruments that look at the front plug of the eye as well as the back plug and we can check the health of the eye even if they can’t verbalize it.

Q: It seems that many children are quickly diagnosed as learning disabled or dyslexic, how does vision play into the problems, and what are the differences?

Dr. Singh:
As far as that’s concerned, being dyslexic you can confuse letters. The way it looks, it can easily be confused with a different letter. That’s where coming in for an eye exam, having your prescription checked to see where it’s at can help, because if they need glasses that can certainly help with dyslexia.

Q: We often discuss vision problems as they relate to sitting in a classroom, what about a playground or vision acutely affecting socialization and play?

Dr. Singh:
Vision is something that can affect all aspects, not just in the classroom. An example… there are certain sports, where having a prescription, even prescription contacts for example, can really help you. Because if you’re not seeing well, even when you’re doing physical activity, that can affect your performance. So having something like that in that particular situation like sports, contact lenses can certainly help improving performance.

As far as social settings and events, even if they’re going out to an event, sometimes contact lenses can help in that aspect if they don’t want to wear glasses.

Even putting contact lenses aside, glasses can also help in certain situations as far as seeing better. Not just in the classroom but if you’re going out to watch a movie or even when you’re just out and about.

Q:What do you recommend is the earliest age for contact lenses?

Dr. Singh:
People should probably wait until their kids are about 10 years old. There definitely is a lot of compliance involved. We want to make sure that the person is able to handle it and be responsible about the contact lenses.

Our Eye Care Services

If you are in Santa Cruz and need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting or treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration), please contact us. If eye surgery (such as LASIK, PRK or cataract surgery), or specialty contact lenses (such as CRT or keratoconus lenses) are in your future, our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.

Looking for a Santa Cruz Eye Doctor?

With offices in Capitola, and Scotts Valley, InSight Eyecare Optometry has been serving the Santa Cruz region as well as Aptos, Soquel, Watsonville, Felton, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond for many years now. Schedule an appointment with an optometrist to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.

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