Frequently Asked Questions about PresbyLasik
What can I expect for my child’s appointment?
During the appointment, your child will receive a comprehensive eye exam, and that will determine the eye problems and issues present. A corresponding treatment will then be mapped out.
What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Ophthalmologists Provide?
Pediatric ophthalmologists can diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problems.
When do you seek Pediatric Ophthalmology?
Start by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for your child. If your pediatrician thinks your child should be evaluated by a pediatric optometrist for more specialized care, they will eventually recommend.
What is Pediatric Comprehensive Vision Screening?
The purpose of Comprehensive Vision Screening is to identify problems at a treatable age. It can identify children with visual impairment or eye conditions that are likely to lead to vision loss/ refractive errors and other eye problems. A vision screening can help detect potential eye problems at an early age when treatment is most effective.
How long is the screening process for Pediatric patient?
The first time your child visits our clinic, a complete history is taken, followed by a thorough exam made up of multiple tests. This typically includes dilation of the eyes with eye drops and screening for refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism. Some children may take longer than others, depending on their age and cooperation, but a good rule of thumb is to allow 1 to 2 hours for your first visit.
At what age should I take my child for Vision screening?
Shinagawa’s Pediatric Ophthalmologists are trained to handle children of all ages.
We recommend taking your child for an initial check-up around the age of 4 years old (start of school age) The examination will include measurement of visual acuity, eye alignment, refraction, and dilation.
However, early diagnosis is key, so do not hesitate to contact us as soon as you suspect a condition to be developing.
What eye problems or vision disorders can be detected?
Common vision-threatening conditions such as:
- Refractive errors- Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism
- Strabismus- Misalignment/Crossed Eye
- Amblyopia – Lazy eye. It is defined as a decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development of the vision system. The earlier the treatment, the more likely it will be successful. If left untreated, the child may become blind in the amblyopic eye.
- Infections/ Dry Eye and other conditions
Our team of eye care experts will help meet all of your child’s eye care needs. Our team includes pediatric ophthalmologists, optometrists, and a skilled nursing staff.