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Vision Development

Guiding Vision Development

infant eye assessment

What is entailed in a Pediatric Vision Assessment?

An evaluation at an early age (under 2 years) may look like a play session, but in the course of playing games, the doctor is making careful observations. Your Pediatric Optometrist should be able to answer the following questions from his/ her assessment:

  1. Eyesight: How well can the child see? With each eye? Both eyes? Does eyesight seem about equal between the eyes? (May not have a grade like 20/"something", just a gross sense of vision potential with infants.)

  2. Eye Power: Is the child farsighted, nearsighted, astigmatic? Are the eye powers about equal?

  3. Binocularity: Do the eyes coordinate as a team? Some of the time? All of the time? At a certain distance?

  4. Ocular motility: Can the eyes move in all directions? Is there a limitation in any gaze? Either/ both eyes?

  5. Peripheral vision: Is the child alert/ responsive to off-center targets (peripheral vision)?

  6. Visual-Motor Development: Is the child using vision to guide reaching and grasping? (Age appropriate?)

  7. Ocular Health: Are my child's eyes healthy/ no apparent pathology?

    And the home run question:

  8. Guidance: What can I do to guide my child's vision development at home?

If your doctor can debrief you with answers to all of these questions, your child is in good hands!

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Dr. Slotnick proudly supports the InfantSEE program of the American Optometric Association (AOA), providing infant vision assessments to infants under one year of age.

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