Pediatric Vision Care
As much as 80% of what children learn is through their vision, and as many as 25% of school-aged children have an undetected vision problem that could hinder their ability to learn. Children need regular eye exams. Our pediatric optometrists provide services for kids of all ages that reflect our keen awareness of the importance of vision testing and care for every child.
A comprehensive eye examination will assess the following:
- Visual Acuity – measures for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
- Refractive Status – Measures for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
- Ocular Health – The 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 – The ability to coordinate both eyes accurately and without fatigue or excessive effort. It’s 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.