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Developmental Vision Screening: A Closer Look

children taking a developmental vision screening testAs parents and educators, we all want to ensure that our children have the best possible chance for success in school. One aspect of this is making sure that their vision is functioning properly. This is where developmental vision screening comes in.

Unlike vision screenings that can be run by any nurse that assess visual acuity or distance vision,  we offer "developmental vision screenings" which look at several different aspects of a child's vision. The screening includes evaluations of not only visual acuity and refractive error, but even visual acquisition and processing skills, and eye alignment.

Dr. Sharieff OD, at one of our recent screenings, was able to identify mild cases of cerebral palsy in children and give proper guidance to the parents on how to help their child's vision. Additionally, the screening may include a check for strabismus and amblyopia, which are both common vision problems that can affect reading and learning.

Early Detection

Our eye doctors' understand the importance of early detection and intervention when it comes to vision problems. This is why we take a thorough and comprehensive approach to any eye exam. By checking for a wide range of potential vision problems, we have a better chance of identifying any issues that a child may be experiencing.

developmental vision screening testWith early intervention, our eye care center can often provide treatment for vision problems and improve a child's ability to learn and succeed in school.

Overall, any eye exam by a developmental optometrist, like Dr. Sharieff, can ensure a child has the best possible chance for success in school. If you have concerns about your child's vision, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our team for a pediatric eye exam. With our expertise and dedication, we can help your child see their way to success.