No more Tears with Eye ExamsOur clinic offers the 2nd generation Binocular Autorefractor "plusoptiX A09" today. It is especially designed for pre-verbal infants (6 months and older) as well as non-cooperative patients.
This includes patients with developmental delay, autism, traumatic brain injury and restricted mobility.
Features & Benefits
- No more crying or tears at eye exams
- Both eyes are measured simultaneously
- Measurements are performed from 3.3 feet (1 meter) away
- Readings include full refraction, pupil sizes, PD and corneal reflexes
- Acquisition time is 0.8 Seconds
A Plusoptix provides reliable and objective screening results. An objective screening result is not biased by interpretation of the person performing the screening nor by poor co-operation of the child. Measurements are performed from 3.3 feet (1 meter) away. There is a sound target to attract your child's attention and in less than one second the measurement is complete.
Babies / Kids and Eye ExamsAs a parent, you may wonder whether your child / preschooler has a vision problem or when you should schedule your child's first eye exam. Eye exams for children are extremely important, because 5 to 10 percent of children / preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child's vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.
Infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Babies should be able to see as well as adults in terms of focusing ability, color vision and depth perception by 6 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and at the age 5 or 6. The following should be tested:
- Near vision
- Distance vision
- Binocular (two eyes) coordination
- Eye movement skills
- Focusing skills
- Peripheral awareness
- Hand-eye coordination