What is special about Children's Vision ?Vision. In the broadest sense, is the global ability of the brain to extract, process and act on information presented to the eye.
This complex process can be thought of as three major but related areas:
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Which is largely dependent upon refractive status and eye health.
Representing eye focusing, teaming, and tracking skills.
Representing the ability to recognize and discriminate visual stimuli and to interpret them correctly based upon previous experience.
InfantsOur infant vision examinations start in early infancy and continuing through the school years. 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.
Many vision problems can be corrected more easily with early diagnosis and treatment. Reports have estimated that up to 25% of students in grades K – 6 have vision-related problems, which may contribute to poor school performance. The visual system matures rapidly during the first few years and it is important to identify any problems that may interfere with normal vision development.
Eye Examinations for Infants, Toddlers and School-aged ChildrenA comprehensive eye examination will assess:
Measures how clearly a child sees objects.
Measures for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
The child is evaluated for any eye health problems, including active pathology or congenital anomalies.
The ability of the eyes to fixate, smoothly follow and look between objects or printed words.
The ability to efficiently change and sustain focus while reading.
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.