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Children's Vision and Performance

It is important for children to have a complete eye exam before starting school. The demands of schoolwork require children's eyes to focus on very close work for hours and shift focus from board to desk frequently. Some children do not realize that their eyes are under significant strain, and they rarely report vision problems. Because their vision is normal to them, they think everyone sees the way they do.

A School Vision screening is important but a child who sees 20/20 may have undetected visual problems that can affect learning and performance in school. This may leave the child feeling inadequate for a lifetime. The eye chart can't tell if a child's eyes are healthy, or if he can track a line of print without losing his place, focus his eyes comfortably, or use both eyes together for long periods of time. School vision screenings are no substitute for a complete eye examination by your optometrist.

Pediatric Exam

A pediatric exam includes all the tests of an adult exam and additional diagnostic tests. It is designed to make sure that the eyes are developing properly by Binocular Vision Testing. This type of testing ensures that your child has good focusing skills and eye alignment skills that enhance learning in school.

Lensometry: A lensometer is an instrument that determines the prescription power of glasses or contact lenses you already have. This information allows your doctor to compare changes in your prescription.
 
Current prescription chec >>
Current prescription check: If you have a prescription from a previous doctor, your doctor at ENVISGE will compare it to your current prescription.
 
<< Lensometry History >>
History: Review of your general health, medications, working environments, hobbies, etc. You will also be asked to describe any vision problems you may be experiencing.
 
<< Current prescription chec Visual Acuity >>
Visual Acuity: The measure of the eyes' ability to read a standard letter size from 20 feet away. The visual acuity of a normal eye is 20/20. If your vision is 20/40, a normal eye can see at 40 feet a standard letter you can only see at 20 feet.
 
<< History Extraoccular Motility (Eye Movement) >>
Extraoccular Motility (Eye Movement): An assessment of maximum eye movement in all directions of gaze. With this test the doctor is confirming unrestricted eye movements. Abnormal eye movements require additional neurological testing.
 
<< Visual Acuity Stereopsis (Depth Perception) >>
Stereopsis (Depth Perception): The ability to judge the distance between two objects. Besides needing good vision in each eye, it is essential that the two eyes are properly aligned (not turned) in order to achieve maximum depth perception.

 
<< Extraoccular Motility (Eye Movement) Color Vision >>
Color Vision: Testing not only determines if a person has normal color vision perception but it also can be used to rule out medical disease in the eye. Approximately 8% of males and 0.5% of females are color deficient.

 
<< Stereopsis (Depth Perception) Refraction >>
Refraction: The process by which the doctor determines a patients' need for vision correction with either eye glasses or contact lenses using an instrument called a phoropter.
 
<< Color Vision Accommodation >>
Accommodation: The process by which the eye focuses on near objects. This occurs when the human lens bulges to increase its' power (focusing abilities). As we age, we lose the ability to focus on near objects which results in strained and blurred vision at near distances (reading).
 
<< Refraction Internal & External Eye Health >>
Internal & External Eye Health: An internal and external examination of your eyes determines the health of all the tissues that make up your eye. Tononometry (Glaucoma Testing): Is the measure of the intraocular pressure within the eye. This normal pressure is created by water like substance located inside the eye. High intraocular pressure increases the risk of developing glaucoma. We use a gentle technique that is more comfortable and more effective than the air puff.
 
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