Comprehensive Eye Exams
Most of us take our eyesight for granted until something like diminishing sight motivates us to have a vision exam. But did you know that most eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms? As a result individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Most vision loss can be easily corrected with glasses, lenses, or vision therapy. At Pittsburgh Optical we focus on comprehensive vision care, assessing physical and ocular health, as well as, patient and family health history. Our doctors assess visual acuity and coordination.
Children’s Eye Examinations
Children should receive their first eye exam at the age of six months, then again when the child turns three. Subsequent exams should be given before the child starts school, then every year after that. Based on family history or other indicators, we may recommend a more frequent exam schedule. Many eye disorders, including hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and amblyopia (lazy eye) can occur in early childhood and may affect your child’s ability to learn. A comprehensive eye exam can detect these and other disorders.In between eye exams, you can take an active role in monitoring your child’s vision. For instance, regularly ask your child to describe the way he or she sees objects up close or at a distance. The child may not realize if his or her vision is not clear and sharp.
Having a baby is an exciting time for any parent. Be sure not to overlook scheduling a trip to the optometrist in addition to your other check-ups. In order to stress the importance of eye examinations for infants, we participate in InfantSEE.
InfantSEE, a public health program, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.