The kiddos have been back in school for a little while now and as such, it is the ideal time to start monitoring for vision problems.
Here are a few important things to watch out for during the school year, as these issues may help you identify a vision problem. If you are noticing any of these issues, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam for your child.
- One out of four kids have an undetected vision problem.
Believe or it not, vision problems in childhood are very common and nothing to be alarmed about. While you may have visited your pediatrician and passed a simple vision screening, those screenings don’t always detect larger vision problems. A visit to your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam is the only way to fully assess vision health.
- Reading & Writing
Is your child using their finger to help them follow along with reading and writing? Are they mixing up words? Do they complain of the words “doubling” while they read? Yes, some of these issues could be a learning disorder – but the first place to start is with their vision. Often their eyes are not working well together and a comprehensive exam can help us determine if that’s the case.
- Overuse of Digital Devices
Kids are using digital devices in school and at home. The blue light emitted from these devices can cause what’s called digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include dry, scratchy eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and fatigued eyes. An eye exam can help us confirm digital eye strain and we can get your child outfitted with lenses that protect against and filter out the damaging blue light – with or without a prescription.
If you notice your child experiencing any issues like trouble reading or writing, complaining of double vision, dry, scratchy or irritated eyes – schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam.
Dr. Pham wanted to share a message to our patients and the Alexandria community she’s come to hold so dear. Read it below!
To My Dearest Patients and Alexandria Community,
As of the end of September, I will be relocating further west and will no longer be providing eye care services as part of the Eye2Eye team. Thank you for allowing me to play a critical role in you and your family’s eye care needs. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve you. I have especially enjoyed seeing our little ones, our Pediatric patients, here at Eye2Eye in these past few years and have so enjoyed seeing them grow from year to year right before my very own eyes (pun intended!). Although I will continue to practice and provide eye care services elsewhere, I will surely miss the warm and friendly faces I’ve come to know here in Alexandria. I am thankful for your trust in me as your eye care provider and am very confident that you’ll be in great hands with the Doctors and Staff at Eye2Eye.
If there is anything that you may need me to address prior to my departure, I highly encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with me between now and September 28th.
Dr. VyVy Doan-Pham
To book an appointment with Dr. Pham before she leaves, please call or click here.
We are saddened to announce the Dr. Pham will be leaving the eye2eye family to relocate.
Dr. Pham has been a huge part of the eye2eye family and words cannot express just how much we will miss her.
We are so incredibly grateful for her time with us at eye2eye, and we know many of her patients are too.
In honor of Dr. Pham, we are hosting a farewell party for her patients Wednesday 9/13 from 3pm-5pm at our Del Ray location. We’d like to send her off in style and give her patients the opportunity to say goodbye.
We hope to see her now and again and wish her the best of luck in her new home!
Dr. Pham Farewell Party
Wednesday September 13th 3pm-5pm
Del Ray Location – 1502 Mt Vernon Ave Alexandria, VA