Children’s Eye Exams
A Children’s or Pediatric Eye Exam is possibly the most important aspect of health that all children need to have monitored each year. We find it amazing how parents tend to make sure that their children’s teeth have been cleaned, but fail to consider the health of their childs eyes. Does a child need clean teeth to read and learn at school?
Undiagnosed vision problems absolutely effect the learning process. Conditions such as Amblyopia, and Hyperopia definitely impair reading ability in children, and a detailed eye examination can detect and treat these types of conditions. So often children come home from school with headaches, which usually indicate a visual problem, which can easily be corrected when detected.
Our standard children’s exam evaluates the following:
- Visual Acuity
- Eye tracking ability (reading movements)
- Ability to use both eyes together
- Need for glasses or contacts
- Medical eye health problems
- Near and far focusing abilities
- Color vision and depth perception
- Double vision
- Inequality of the two eyes
Many common problems can be addressed during a standard comprehensive examination. However, some children require further testing to identify less common visual deficits. Additional testing takes place during the visual skills evaluation.