Pink Eye Signs and Symptoms

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is one of those illness that many parents become familiar with during the preschool years. The telltale signs can be clear – itchy eyes that are reddish/pinkish in color and maybe even covered with a crust when the child wakes up. What might not be as clear is what, exactly, is pink eye.

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How to Choose the Best Pair of Eyeglasses for Your Child

Choosing the Right EyeglassesMany children will be told they need to wear glasses. This may be necessary in order to correct blurry vision, or because wearing glasses will help treat wandering or crossing of the eyes. In either situation, wearing glasses will become part of your child’s daily routine. Consequently, it is important to choose the “right” glasses.

At the end of your clinic visit, your child will be given a written copy of his/her eyeglass prescription. The prescription contains the information necessary for an optician to order the correct lenses for your glasses. For our patients’ convenience, there are optical shops located within UW Health’s clinics although you can take the prescription to any optical store of your choice.

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What to Expect During A Child’s Eye Exam

Eye Exams for Children

ss_319141976_eye_exam_girlWhen you think of an “eye exam” what comes to mind? Reading letters on an eye chart? Having lights shined in your eyes? Answering “1 or 2” multiple times?

All of those are things your child may be asked to do, but they represent only a small portion of the testing and information gathering that goes on during an eye examination. Read more