Pediatric Eye Care
Children's Vision and School Performance
During the learning process, it is estimated that nearly 80 percent of knowledge is gained through vision. Therefore, eye care is essential to the success of a child in school. Most schools offer visual screenings by a school nurse, however, this is not the same quality eye care obtained from a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist. The National Institutes of Health found that vision screenings catch only 37 to 68 percent of children with poor vision.
An eye exam is far better for monitoring your child's vision because it will check:
- Visual Acuity
- Health of the Eyes
- Focusing Ability of the Eyes
- Ocular Motility
- Color Vision
A problem in any of these areas could contribute to poor school performance. Dr. Martin provides a comprehensive eye exam that will ensure your child has the best vision possible or prescribe glasses/contacts to achieve optimal vision. The American Optometric Association recommends that a child receive an eye exam upon entering school and at least every two years, or as recommended by your doctor, because the visual system matures rapidly.