A comprehensive eye examinations from a Residency-Trained Pediatric Optometrist or Pediatric Ophthalmologist is a crucial part of the annual health care routine for all children, but especially those with special needs. During a comprehensive eye examination, the doctor will evaluate the health of the eyes, the refractive error (prescription) and run several cursory tests of visual function. This allows the doctor to identify ocular pathology, if present, and determine if glasses are needed to improve visual clarity and function.
A Functional Vision Assessment provides more in-depth testing of the visual system than a standard vision exam. Following a comprehensive, eye health exam those individuals who are considered visually low functioning should be evaluated by a Residency Trained Pediatric Optometrist, such as Jill A. Kronberg, OD, FAAO during a Functional Vision Assessment.
The purpose of a Functional Vision Assessment is to help identify accommodations, modifications, or strategies which can be used to improve visual function. Visual conditions and abilities can change over time, which is why Functional Vision Assessments should be repeated periodically to remain up-to-date and current with visual and developmental requirements.
In addition to sharing her findings with you, you may request that Dr. Jill Kronberg, residency-trained 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.
Dr. Jill Kronberg is dedicated to helping each individual achieve their personal best, and that begins with a Functional Vision Assessment. Call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kronberg is in-network with most insurances, and a referral is not required.