We examine children ages 6 months and up and recommend yearly examinations after the age of three to monitor their visual development. The testing of children’s vision is especially important. We want to assure clear vision and early detection of conditions which may adversely affect learning.
Vision is the ability of the brain to gather, process and act on information. These actions can be thought of as three major areas: visual acuity, how well the eye can see; visual efficiency skills, such as focusing and tracking skills; and visual information processing, the ability to recognize and understand visual information and to interpret it correctly. Every examination we provide for children, regardless of the child’s age, has these thoughts in mind.
“When vision problems go undetected, children almost invariably have trouble reading and doing their schoolwork. They often display fatigue, fidgeting, and frustrations in the classroom—traits that can lead to a misdiagnosis of dyslexia or other learning disabilities.”
–American Optometric Association
“It is estimated that 80% of children with a learning disability have an undiagnosed vision problem.”
— Vision Council of America
“25% of students in grades K-6 have visual problems that are serious enough to impede learning.”
–American Public Health Association