Children do not have to be able to read letters to get an accurate measure of the eyes and visual system.
- Infants and toddlers only have to look toward lined gratings or pictures to determine the clarity of their vision
- Preschoolers match pictures or letters on a computerized chart
- Stickers, finger puppets, flashlights and light up toys engage the child during the testing
- A young child's visual perception is evaluated since these skills help little learners understand and retain early school lessons
- The ability of the eyes to focus, team and track is evaluated for all school age children since these skills are vital for comfortable, successful vision at school
- Most children watch a short video while the doctor determines the power of the eye and need for glasses
- Most children will have eye drops to dilate the pupils to evalute the eye health and eye power