Family Eye Care
It’s never too early to begin annual eye exams. In fact, one in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems which can adversely affect learning at critical points in a child's development. Just like a trip to the pediatrician, a child should receive regular eye exams to maintain healthy vision. The American Optometric Association recommends that children be evaluated at 6 months, 3 years, and then yearly thereafter.
Common symptoms of pediatric vision issues:
- Frequent headaches or eye strain
- Poor Depth judgment
- Double Vision
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Difficulty following a moving target
- The presence of an eye turn
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
The brain and the eyes work together to produce vision. The eye focuses light on the back part of the eye known as the retina. Cells of the retina then trigger nerve signals that travel along the optic nerves to the brain. Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision of one eye is reduced because it fails to work properly with the brain. The eye itself looks normal, but for various reasons the brain favors the other eye. This condition is also sometimes called lazy eye.
Color and Depth Perception
Color vision tests check your ability to distinguish colors. They are used to screen for color blindness in people with suspected retinal or optic nerve disease or who have a family history of color blindness. Color vision tests are also used to screen applicants for jobs in fields where color perception is essential, such as law enforcement, the military, or electronics.
Stereoscopic vision and depth perception testing is important in identifying diseases such as Amblyopia and Strabismus, Stereopsis occurs because each eye views an object from different angles, but combines these angles to give us a 3D image.