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204 Hilty Drive P.O. Box 209 Pandora,
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for More than 20/20 - Exams
for Children - Exams
Testing for More than
means that the person can clearly see a certain letter on the
standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision
should be able to see at 20 feet). There's so much more to
healthy vision than 20/20!
Our comprehensive vision exam goes
beyond 20/20 to evaluate many important visual skills, such
- Visual Acuity at Near
Is vision clear and single at
close distances? Clear sight at short distances is critical to
reading, writing, close work, computer use, etc.
- Eye Teaming Skills
Do the two eyes aim, move, and
work as a coordinated team? Weaknesses in binocular (two-eyed)
vision and eye teaming skills can cause numerous difficulties,
insufficiency and poor depth perception.
- Eye Focusing Skills
Do the eyes maintain clear
vision at varying distances? Rapid, automatic eye focus adjustment
is critical to learning, reading, writing, sports, etc.
Deficiencies can cause visual fatigue, reduced reading
comprehension, and/or avoidance of close work or other activities.
- Eye Movement Skills
Do eye movements show adequate
muscle control, tracking,
fixation, etc.? In the classroom, normal eye movements allow rapid
and accurate shifting of the eyes along a line of print or from
book to desk to board, etc. In sports, efficient eye
movements contribute to eye-hand coordination, visual reaction
time, and accurate tracking.
- Reversal Frequency
Is confusion or reversal of
letters or words (b, d; p, q; saw, was; etc.) within the normal
ranges for a given age? Past the age of seven, frequent
visual and written reversals might indicate a visual perceptual
Above are just a few of the many
visual skills evaluated during our comprehensive vision
exam. In addition, the health of your eyes, inside and out, is
carefully evaluated for such problems as cataracts, glaucoma,
hypertension, diabetes, etc.
Vision Exams for
American Optometric Association recommends that pre-school children
receive a complete vision exam at the ages of six months, three
years and five years. It is particularly important that a
child have a complete evaluation in the summer prior to entry into
Kindergarten. While in school, yearly evaluations are
Exams for Adults
The American Optometric
Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults -- not only to
detect and to diagnose vision changes or problems -- but, also to
maintain eye health. For example, glaucoma, a disease caused
by increased pressure in the eye, commonly goes unnoticed by
adults. Regular vision examinations are also important for the
prevention of vision problems created or aggravated by today's
academic and professional demands.
21st century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever
before. Adults in our technological society constantly use
their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses
on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close
work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties
which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision
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