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Solana Beach, CA 92075
 

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Pediatric Vision Care

  

Children's Vision Eye CareWhat Is Special about Children's Vision?

Vision, in the broadest sense, is the global ability of the brain to extract, process and act on information presented to the eye. This complex process can be thought of as three major but related areas: visual acuity, which is largely dependent upon refractive status and eye health; visual efficiency skills, representing eye focusing, teaming, and tracking skills; and visual information processing, representing the ability to recognize and discriminate visual stimuli and to interpret them correctly based upon previous experience. Every examination we provide for children, regardless of the child's age, has these thoughts in mind.

 

 

 

Infant Vision Eye Care

Infants 

Our infant vision examinations start in early infancy and continuing through the school years. Although young children may not be able to read an eye chart, specialized procedures have been developed that allow us to measure the clarity of sight of children at almost any age.

 

 

Children's Vision Eye Care

School Performance 

Many vision problems can be corrected more easily with early diagnosis and treatment. Many children in grades K - 6 have vision-related problems, which may contribute to poor school performance. The visual system matures rapidly during the first few years and it is important to identify any problems that may interfere with normal vision development. Dr. Foyle has donated countless hours to local school screening programs over the past 35 years. He has found  that when screening pre-school children,  typically less than 5% of the children fail the screening. When the same children are screened in grades 2-4,  that number increases to almost  40%. This is because of all the near point visual stress that our children are placed under(extensive reading and computer use).

 

 

 

 

Sport Vision Eye Care    

Eye Examinations

Although school vision screenings performed by on optometrist are great, they do not take the place of a comprehensive eye exam. A comprehensive eye examination will assess visual acuity, refractive status, ocular health, eye tracking, eye focusing, and eye teaming. Visual acuity measures how clearly a child sees objects. Refractive status measures for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The child is evaluated for any eye health problems, including active pathology or congenital anomalies. Eye tracking is the ability of the eyes to fixate, smoothly follow and look between objects or printed words. Eye focusing is the ability to efficiently change and sustain focus while reading. Eye teaming is the ability to coordinate both eyes accurately and without fatigue or excessive effort. Accurate eye teaming is also important for accurate two-eyed depth perception or stereopsis. Early detection and management is recommended to prevent vision loss or eye disease and to provide appropriate vision development. To learn more about how the examination process differs for infant, preschool, and school-aged children visit the links.

 

Hand - Eye Coordination

 

Hand - Eye Coordination

As part of the visual examination we also assess vision development. Young children use vision to explore the world by identifying and directing movement. If a problem in vision is preventing adequate development of perception and eye-hand coordination skills, then early intervention is vital.