One major concern for children is the risk of amblyopia.
Amblyopia is a neurologic condition that presents itself in poor vision of one or both eyes. Amblyopia can be due to a large refractive error in both eyes, a significant difference in each eye’s prescription, and/or an eye turning in or out. With early intervention and treatment, reduced vision can be avoided or limited. Amblyopia may be present even in children displaying no initial symptoms, it is therefore important for children to receive eye care starting at a young age.
Annual eye examinations for patients diagnosed with diabetes, along with all Saskatchewan children under the age of 18, are covered by Saskatchewan Health