Pediatric Vision Care
A comprehensive eye examination will assess the following:
- Visual acuity - measures how clearly a child sees objects
- Refractive status - measures for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
- Ocular health - Your child is evaluated for any eye health problems, including active pathology or congenital defects.
- Eye tracking - the ability of the eyes to fixate, smoothly follow and look between objects or printed words.
- Eye focusing - the ability to efficiently change and sustain focus while reading.
- Eye teaming - is the ability to coordinate both eyes accurately and without fatigue or excessive effort. Accurate eye teaming is also important for accurate two-eyed depth perception or stereopsis. Early detection and management is recommended to prevent vision loss or eye disease and to provide appropriate vision development.
As much as 80% percent of what children learn is through their vision. If your child has never had an eye examination, then schedule one today. As many as 25% of school-aged children have an undetected vision problem that could keep them behind in their ability to learn. For more information call our office or visit: http://www.aoa.org