Pediatric Eye Exams And More Offered At Advanced Eye Care
There are many parents who believe that their children’s eye health is fine when they are checked during an exam in their pediatrician's office. It is important for parents to note that although pediatricians perform eye and vision assessments using eye carts and other basic assessment tools, these types of tests can help identify some conditions of the eye, but they are not sufficient in terms of identifying serious conditions of the eyes and helping to maintain the overall health of the eyes. Here at Advanced Eye Care, we are a full-service optometry facility. Our family eye doctor sees patients of all ages and is dedicated to protecting the vision of our adult and pediatric patients. Here is some information about pediatric eye care and what happens during an exam in our office.
Optometry Testing For Infants
There are a number of people who believe that infants have limitations in terms of their vision when they are born. It is important for people to understand that a child’s color vision, depth perception, and focusing abilities are just as developed as an adult’s by the time they are six months old. Our optometrist has the knowledge and expertise to examine and treat children just like any other pediatric eye doctor. Our family eye doctor performs a number of tests to assess the eyes and maintain proper pediatric eye health during an eye exam. Here are a few of them.
- Pupil Responsiveness Testing evaluates the pupils to determine if they function normally when exposed to or deprived of light. Preferential looking testing involves the use of cards with stripes on one side and blanks on the other. The purpose of this test is to get infants to gaze at the strips so that visual performance can be assessed without using an eye chart. The purpose of this test is to determine if an infant is able to fixate on objects after birth. Infants should be able to follow objects at three months of age.
- Pupil tests are conducted to see the reaction of a child’s eyes to light. Our doctor evaluates the pupils by shining a bright light in the eyes to assess whether the pupil responds normally.
- Eye movement testing is performed to evaluate if the child’s eyes follow objects appropriately.
Eye Care and Early Childhood Development
Pediatric eye exams play a crucial role in the development of children. A pediatric eye doctor understands visual disturbances pose a threat to a child's safety and affect their ability to learn. Children have to have a specific set of skills in order to function and develop properly. Our optometrist promotes healthy eye care regimes to help pediatric patients maintain good visual acuity at various distances, accurate eye movements, and accurate eye teaming during every eye exam.
We Can Manage Your Family’s Needs
Here at Advanced Eye Care, our optometrist understands the importance of people having access to proper eye care, but we also recognizes the demands on time most people feel. This is why it is important for people to find a family eye doctor that can manage the needs of everyone in their families. Here in our facility, we offer a host of services beyond eye exams. Our practice provides contact lens exams which includes hard or soft contacts.. To learn more about how our team can serve you and your family call us at the above phone numbers to schedule an eye exam for your family members today.