More parents concerned about child eyesight than expected
A new survey of parents by pediatricians shows that the majority of pediatricians are concerned about children’s eyesight and the risks of having a child with them.
More than one in five pediatricians surveyed by Pediatric Eye Institute said they have concerns about the safety of children with special vision needs, and more than half reported that they have seen a child in the past year with eye issues that required surgery.
The pediatricians also reported that many of them had seen children with hearing problems, learning difficulties, learning disabilities, or learning disabilities and that most were worried about how to deal with these problems.
Dr. Robert Laskow, chief medical officer of the Pediatric Eyes Institute, said the survey highlights that pediatricians have some concerns about eye health, but they are concerned with the issue at the heart of this issue.
The survey, which was conducted in early December, surveyed more than 200 pediatricians across the country.
Lasko said the number of pediatrician respondents was too small to draw firm conclusions.
“Our hope is that the survey will provide us with a better understanding of what pediatricians need to know about the eyes,” Laskosaid.
“There are more than two million children in the U.S. under the age of 2 who have some form of vision impairment, and we know that they’re more likely to have problems than adults,” he said.
“If you ask pediatricians, ‘do you see a problem?’ it’s a very good indication of how many people in the community are concerned.”
The Pediatric Experts’ Committee on Children with Vision Issues, which is comprised of experts in eye health and vision research, said that it would like to hear from pediatricians and other health professionals about their concerns and how they can address them.
The group said that pediatrician survey data is important because it will help inform the public and policymakers about how best to prevent eye health problems, and it will also allow pediatricians to share their experience.
“It’s important that pediatric health care is an area where there is transparency, because it’s important to have the best available information,” said Dr. Michael Pfeiffer, president of the committee.
“This data will inform us as to what kind of resources pediatricians can use to better address their children’s needs,” he added.