The comprehensive eye examination for children is tailored specifically for the detection of orthoptic (binocular vision) anomalies.
It has been our experience that subtle binocular vision anomalies such as reduced focusing ability can often be the root cause to many of the symptoms that children present with in the practice.
We use a range of techniques to assess eye movements, eye focusing, stereopsis and colour vision.
In addition, children are examined with the aid of cycloplegic eye drops in order to establish the full optical prescription and permit thorough examination of the child's retina.
If any binocular vision anomalies are found, they are managed using orthoptic exercises. The effects of colour on reading speed, fluency and visual comfort can be evaluated with the ReadEZ colorimetry software suite designed and developed by Professor David Thomson.
For more information on management, please see the link below.
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