Children’s Vision Care
Child & Family Eye Care
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: visual acuity, which is largely dependent upon refractive status and eye health; visual efficiency skills, representing eye focusing, teaming, and tracking skills; and visual information processing, representing the ability to recognize and discriminate visual stimuli and to interpret them correctly based upon previous experience.
Every examination, we provide for children, regardless of the
Our 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.
Exams for Children
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 (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The child is evaluated for any eye health problems, including active pathology or congenital anomalies. Eye tracking is the ability of the eyes to fixate, smoothly follow and look between objects or printed words. Eye focusing is the ability to
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.
Hand- Eye Coordination
As part of the visual
I always love visiting here. They always have updated and cool machines. Bye bye traditional machine that puffs air into your eye. Hello magic wand of gentleness. I live farther away than I used to but I still make it here.
- Quan L.
Called in the morning and they were able to get me in the same day! Staff was all very friendly and accommodating. Doctor was very thorough and (even though my eye was hurting) she was so gentle and the whole visit was pain-free.
- Amy Y.
Very clean and inviting office. Staff is very nice. They work great with 3-year-olds! I would definitely recommend them.
- Emily L.
Dr. Wagner and his team are awesome! Our whole family has been patients for 5+ years! I highly recommend them. I have never had a problem. Excellent service!
- Scott F.