These services focus on the entire family, providing a range of support to sighted and visually impaired children and their parents. The components of the program include parent support, outreach to rural communities and county health clinics, public education, and high-risk tracking and intervention.
Children are unable to distinguish between clear and unclear vision. Even if your child can read the smallest letters on an eye chart, there may still be hidden problems. School vision tests briefly screen vision only at a distance. The majority of school tasks require that a child be able to focus and see clearly up close to reading and writing.
That’s why we recommend a complete eye examination for every child by age three, and sooner if problems are suspected. A child’s vision exam includes many important tests.
Your children will feel comfortable in their own waiting area and designated exam rooms. Our optical department has many frame styles, especially for children. If your child would benefit from contact lenses, this service is also available.