Has Your Child Had Their Back To School Eye Exam?

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A back-to-school eye exam can help your child achieve perfect vision. And they also nip potential problems in the bud before they become problematic.

Visual issues may develop silently and invisibly, with few or no symptoms. Therefore, it’s crucial to schedule regular eye exams so we can ensure that your child’s vision is developing as it should.

Palm Beach Eye Center proudly serves the communities of Lake Worth and Delray Beach, FL. And we’re excited to help your child enjoy the improved quality of life and better educational outcomes made possible by optimal vision. So, contact us today, or visit one of our Palm Beach County practices to schedule a back-to-school eye exam!

A back-to-school eye exam is vital for your child’s ocular health

An in-person evaluation from our expert ophthalmologists in a clinical setting can provide a much more accurate examination than the screenings your child receives at school or the pediatrician’s office.

And it can improve your child’s educational potential. Children with visual problems are more likely to avoid reading, suffer poorer comprehension due to eyesight issues, and experience discomfort, fatigue, and a shorter attention span.

Our dedicated team will perform a thorough exam using various diagnostic techniques to ensure that your child’s eyes and visual acuity develop correctly. And to detect potential issues that may cause future difficulties.

We offer a full spectrum of visual examinations

An eye exam may include some of (but not limited to) the following:

  • Vision acuity test: This involves reading from the Snellen chart that you’re undoubtedly familiar with, which features sets of various sized letters.

  • Perimetry test: Also called a visual field test, it examines (you guessed it) the visual field. It assesses peripheral vision and the width of the area that your child can see while focusing on a central point. It also detects any blind spots in your child’s vision.

  • Color vision deficiencies test: Checks the breadth of color that your child can see.

  • Refraction test: Analyses the eye’s ability to refract (bend) light and precisely focus it on the retina to produce clear vision.

  • Slit lamp test: Utilizes a specialized microscope (slit lamp) that shines a bright, but harmless, sheet of light that illuminates the different parts of the eye and reveals any structural problems.

  • Alignment test: An alignment test checks that both the eyes and the brain work in concert to produce proper stereoscopic vision, meaning that the view from each eye is correctly combined.

  • Pupil dilation test: Dilating the pupils allows inspection of the eye’s inner workings, including two vital structures: the optic nerve, which relays visual signals to the brain, and the retina at the back of the eye, where incoming light is focused.

Our experienced clinicians will decide which tests are necessary to best assess your child’s visual capacity and the physical structures of the eye, including the eyelids, cornea, lens, and retina. Since many potential vision problems don’t show any signs until they’ve advanced to a more dangerous degree, it’s best to schedule an exam as soon as possible.

Beat the back-to-school rush by scheduling an appointment today

To easily and quickly improve your child's quality of life and school performance, contact us at Palm Beach Eye Center today. We happily serve the communities of Lake Worth and Delray Beach, FL, and warmly welcome Palm Beach County residents to visit our practices!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.