Pediatric Vision Screening Services in Davenport, FL
Pediatric Care of Four Corners offers digital vision screening for early detection of vision disorders in children. Call (863) 266-0661 to schedule an appointment.
Your child’s vision is an important part of they will experience the world. At Pediatric Care of Four Corners in Davenport, FL, we proudly offer pediatric vision screenings that can assess and protect the health of your child’s eyes, so they can see clearly now and throughout their life.
When should I have my child’s eyes tested?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), children should have their first vision exam at approximately 6 months of age. This first appointment will not be as comprehensive as later exams, but will allow your doctor to assess whether there are any developmental issues with your child’s eyes. Your child should also have a vision exam at 3 years old and prior to their first day of kindergarten. After this, they should receive a vision exam every 1-2 years to monitor their eye health and check for changes in their vision. If your child has a diagnosed vision issue, your doctor may suggest more frequent testing.
What does a vision screening entail?
There are 3 main parts of a standard vision screening; distance vision test, close-up vision test, and color blindness test. The distance vision test may be completed with a wall chart for school-age children. However, for children who are too young to read, your doctor may use a picture chart or one that will require your child to indicate the orientation of a single letter. The close-up vision test typically uses a small card with written text in varying font sizes. A color blindness test will require your child to identify objects of different colors.
How do you test a toddler’s vision?
Your pediatrician can tell a lot about your toddler’s vision even before they are able to communicate effectively. By covering one eye and then the other, we can assess whether their vision is similar between eyes. We can also assess their peripheral vision by moving objects in and out of their line of sight. Picture charts can be used in place of the standard letter eye chart and we can measure the size and shape of their eyes to see whether they are developing normally.
How can I tell if my 2-year-old requires glasses?
There are a few obvious signs you can watch for that may indicate your toddler could benefit from corrective lenses. Excessive rubbing of the eyes, tilting their head or covering a single eye, sitting too close to screens, chronic headaches, and squinting often may all indicate that your child is having difficulty seeing. If you notice these behaviors manifesting in your child, scheduling a comprehensive vision exam with their pediatrician is the best way to ensure they receive the vision care they need to improve the way they view the world around them.
What can I expect at my child’s vision exam at Pediatric Care of Four Corners?
The doctors at Pediatric Care of Four Corners believe in offering families in the Davenport area access to cutting-edge technology that can improve and streamline their diagnostic process. We utilize the Plusoptix vision screening device to improve our ability to asses your child’s vision. This device improves our diagnostic abilities by offering optimal illumination and high-resolution photos that can detect media opacities. This device allows to quickly and easily measure your child’s eyes without adding stress to their day.
At Pediatric Care of Four Corners, we know how important your child’s health is to you as a parent. Call us today to schedule your child’s pediatric vision screening, so we can evaluate their eyesight and take any steps necessary to ensure they can see better.