CHILDREN EYE CARE
Our infant eye & vision examinations start with children 3 years of age and continuing through the school years until adulthood. Although young children may not be able to read an eye chart, specialized procedures have been developed that allow us 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 active pathology or 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 is recommended to prevent vision loss or eye disease and to provide appropriate vision development.
We work with your 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.