If your child is suffering from crossed eyes, you may wonder what options are available and if your insurance plan covers treatment. The good news is that there are various methods available to treat crossed eyes, depending on how severe the misalignment is! Glasses are one available treatment method, and insurance often covers the cost of treating misaligned eyes. Read on for some helpful ways to know how if glasses are the best treatment option for your child.
Parents Are Early Detection Systems
There are successful ways to assist an eye or eyes that turn off target. Prompt and detailed early treatment is best, and parents play an important role in early detection. If you have noticed your child’s eyes pointing in different directions constantly, or even that your child squints or tilts his or her head frequently, make an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist right away.
For example, the staff at Dr. Barry Wasserman’s office is accustomed to helping both children and adults eliminate their vision issues. Dr. Wasserman and his team conduct thorough exams of each child’s eyes and eye muscles to determine whether glasses, an eye patch, or surgery is the ideal route to success for each patient.
The First Step to Treating Strabismus
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus promotes prescription eyeglasses as the first step for children with the most common type of crossed eyes since this method of treatment allows the eyes to relax and correct. This method sometimes only works while the child is wearing the prescribed glasses; the most important part of trying this treatment method is in keeping up with follow-up appointments to the ophthalmologist to determine if this treatment alone will correct any refractive errors, or if other methods are necessary.
If you are questioning whether glasses are the best choice for your child, book an appointment today. Dr. Wasserman would love to put you and your child at ease while expertly assessing the best way to treat your child’s eyes.