Pediatric Eye Exams
Many people only think to visit Eye-Site of Boynton Beach when they have an eye problem. However, eye exams are essential for all individuals, even kids, especially when they begin school. Often, school-going children do not know that they have an eye problem because they have never seen clearly. Undiagnosed vision problems may also cause issues with performance in school and may be mis-diagnosed.
Pediatric eye exams are essential not just for the diagnosis of eye problems but also to maintain eye health. It is also not enough to take your child to a regular doctor for an eye exam or rely on school eye exams. Pediatric optometrists are highly trained to conduct an eye exam in a more sophisticated way compared to general practitioners.
A trip to the eye doctor will help your child receive better vision. Here are a few tests you can expect during a pediatric eye exam in Boynton Beach, FL.
1. Visual Acuity Tests
When someone does not have good visual acuity, images appear blurred. The best method used to test visual acuity during a kid's eye exam is using the Snellen chart. It consists of letters or numbers arranged in decreasing size. The optometrist will ask your child to sit at a certain distance from the chart and then ask them to read the letters. Poor visual acuity may cause your child to have difficulty in school, especially if they sit towards the back of the classroom.
2. Retinoscopy / Refraction
These tests are done to determine or diagnose a refractive error during a kids' eye exam. Once a refractive error has been determined, the optometrist can then prescribe glasses or contact lenses.
3. Color Vision Tests
A color vision test is most often performed using an Ishihara chart.
4. Stereopsis Tests
This is a test that tells us about your child’s depth perception. It can be helpful in making sure that one eye isn’t becoming weaker than the other which can affect how the eyes work together. Testing stereopsis is also helpful in monitoring amblyopia, more commonly known as “lazy” eye.
Call Eye-Site of Boynton Beach Today
Just as the name suggests, Eyesite of Boynton Beach is a professional optometric clinic that takes care of Boynton Beach, FL residents. Our services are not only for adults but also for children of all ages. Our staff is passionate about providing the best care to children so that they live a bright and colorful life. Contact us today to book an appointment.