CHILDREN EYE CARE
Our infant eye and vision examinations start with children 3 years of age and continuing through their school years. Although young children may not be able to read an eye chart, our Optometrist use specialized procedures that allow him to measure the clarity of sight of children at almost any age.
A comprehensive eye examination will assess visual acuity, refractive status, ocular health, eye tracking, eye focusing, and eye teaming. Visual acuity measures how clearly a child sees objects. Refractive status measures for nearsightedness and farsightedness. The child is evaluated for any eye health problems, including whether there are any changes to the normal structure of the eye (active pathology) or defects of the eye that that the child may have been born with (congenital anomalies). The eye is tracked for its ability to fixate, smoothly follow and look between objects or printed words while efficiently changing and sustaining focus while reading.
Accurate eye teaming is also important for two-eyed depth perception or stereopsis. Early detection and management are recommended to prevent vision loss or eye disease and to provide appropriate vision development. We work with you and your child to diagnose and prescribe the best treatments available. Glasses, training activities or eye patches can help your child to control and improve their vision system and help them perform to their full potential.