Visiting the Pediatrician should be the First step given by the parents to be sure that their children’s vision and their visual health are free of problems.
We should always remember that the sense of Sight supplies 80% of the information we get from our environment.
If the Pediatrician detects some anomaly, well it is a refractive fault – myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism – that can be solved using spectacles or some pathology, will suggest to the parents to consult an Ophthalmologist – Eye Doctor -.
The ophthalmologist will study the case of the child: will measure his visual keenness, will verify the existence or not of pathologies and, if needed, will issue a Rx prescription.
The Rx prescription can either be a medicine – for example, a certain kind of eye drops in case of an infection – or spectacles in case of detecting a refractive fault.