Pediatric Vision Exams
We are specialists in pediatric optometry and can help with your child’s visual development.
Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s eye assessment at 6 months.
Things that we check for include:
- Excessive or unequal amounts of nearsighted, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- Eye movement ability
- Eye health problems
These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.
Vision Exams for Adults
We are happy to see people of all ages at our office!
Whether you need:
- Routine eye exam (vision and eye health check)
- Diabetic eye exam
Assessment of Visual Processing
Visual symbols are made sense of by our brains, and then we respond, often, with movements of our eyes, hands, and body. The interpretation of what we see guide our next movements. Tests of visual processing have a target and require a response, a response compared with others of the same age using research tested data.
- With eye-hand coordination the target could be a sentence that is then copied by hand.
For most of the tests the target is a picture. For example:
- Finding small differences and similarities in pictures
- Remembering a picture and finding it again among a group of picture
- Judging the size and orientation of a shape
- Finding a shape hidden in the background of a picture
- Connecting the dots or filling in the missing parts of a picture
- Remembering the correct order of a group of shapes and picking the same group again out of list of choices
For best results, we recommend 1 hour office-based vision therapy on a weekly basis, reinforced with home therapy. Please see treatment areas for conditions we specialize in.