Children’s Vision Services

Experts report there is a well-documented connection between a child’s ability to see and his or her ability to learn and perform well in school.

Parents should understand the basics of children’s vision health so they can detect any problems early and address them by seeing an Optometric Physician.

Warning signs include:

  • Squinting or closing or covering one eye
  • Holding a book close
  • Losing his or her place while reading
  • Excessive clumsiness
  • Tilting head to one side
  • Frequent daydreaming
  • Using a finger as a place-mark while reading
  • Performing below potential
  • Rubbing eyes repeatedly

I urge every parent to take his or her child to the Optometrist Physician for regular eye exams. I believe there is nothing worse than examining a child who is facing permanent vision loss, and having to tell the Parent that we could have prevented this vision loss if we had only seen the child sooner.

kids glasses doctorAs a Parent, you should watch for signs that may indicate a vision development problem, including a short attention span for the child’s age, difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination in ball play and bike riding; avoidance of coloring and puzzles and other detailed activities.

There are everyday things that you can do at home to help your pre-school Child’s vision develop as it should.

These activities include reading aloud to your child and letting him or her see what you are reading; providing a chalkboard, finger paints, and different shaped blocks and show your child how to use them in imaginative play; providing safe opportunities to utilize playground equipment like a jungle gym and balance beam; and allowing time for interacting with other children and for playing independently.

Here are several tips to make your child’s Optometric Examination a positive experience

  • Make an appointment early in the day.
  • Allow about one hour.
  • Talk with your child about the examination in advance, and encourage your child’s questions.
  • Explain the examination in your child’s terms, comparing the E chart to a puzzle and the instruments to flashlights and a kaleidoscope.

Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life, academically, socially, and athletically. High quality eye care can break down these barriers and help enable your children to reach their highest potential.

Call today to Schedule an appointment.

Serving Coral Springs and South Florida

Dr. K is the premiere eye doctor and professional sports & athletic optometrist based in Margate, FL.

Office Hours

Monday   9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tuesday  9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wed        9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Thursday 9 A M. to 5 P.M. Friday      9 A.M. to 5 P.M.


Dr. Steven R. Koganovsky | Board Certified Optometric Physician
101 North State Road 7 Suite 103      Margate, Florida 33063
Office Telephone 954-972-6934      Fax 954-972-6946