A comprehensive eye exam is a crucial component in the care of children and adults with special needs. But if an individual is unable to sit still through a standard eye exam, or is unable to provide responses to traditional eye exam tests, then a Specialized Eye Exam will better meet your needs.
A Specialized Eye Exam is modified specifically for individuals of any age with special needs or developmental delays. This exam is tailored to the level of verbal responsiveness and ability to interact with the eye doctor during testing and assessment in order to evaluate the visual acuity, ocular health, and vision function (eye focusing, eye teaming, eye posture), and how effectively the individual uses their eyes in daily tasks.
Specialized Eye Exams are the preferred and best option for people who have been diagnosed with:
Many of the above mentioned conditions have associated vision problems. Some of these vision conditions affect clarity of vision, while others affect eye focusing, eye teaming, eye movements, or visual perception. A Residency Trained Pediatric Optometrist has the advanced, specialized training and clinical experience to diagnose and manage the wide range of visual deficits that may be present.
In addition to sharing her findings with you, you may request that our Pediatric Optometrist send a summary letter to your child’s pediatrician, family physician, or other members of your child’s care team. The report will cover all of the examination findings as well as any appropriate recommendations or classroom accommodations that will enhance the learning environment.