Getting a comprehensive eye exam is extremely important for people of all ages. During the comprehensive eye exam, the patient is checked to rule out eye diseases conditions that if detected early can help prevent further damage and possibly prevent any damage from occurring at all. However, our Silver Spring optometrist
at Fulton Eyecare Center does a much more thorough exam called a developmental vision exam.
Silver Spring Pediatric Eye Care
Developmental vision exams are very important. Clear vision is not all that is required for visual learning. Proper eye movements are one of the many other important factors. Developmental eye exams with our Silver Spring optometrist
go above and beyond looking for eye disease and conditions. The development of our visual systems begins at birth and continues for the rest of our lives. Your visual development has a great impact on other sensory areas. During the first 10 years of life, children use their eyes to gather information about the world. For young children, the eyes are the primary information gathering sensory motor system in the body. However, the relationship between the eyes and the other sensory motor areas and how they work together (senses to gather information) such as auditory (hearing), kinesthetic (movement), vestibular (balance), postural, and proprioceptive (proper movement, posture, equilibrium ) all influence how well a child gathers information and can affect learning and academic performance. If children have visual difficulty, it can greatly impact their learning before they enter school and can cause difficulties with learning and school success once they are school age. The visual eye movement issues a child may have a direct impact on how a child learns to read. If there is an eye movement issue, it needs to be addressed right away. Although it’s not the only reason why children have reading difficulty it is one on them. It can also cause problems with writing, keyboarding and other major learning activities. Therefore, it is very important that young children get comprehensive exams, which needs to include a developmental visual exam. During the developmental vision exam, we evaluate all sensory areas listed above and also test for visual recall, visualization, visual motor integration and eye body integration. Once our Silver Spring optometrists
complete your child’s comprehensive eye exam and developmental vision exam, we will make recommendations to help your child if we find any problems.
Not all optometrists specialize in behavioral vision disorders but we do! We want to do everything possible to help your child avoid learning difficulties due to vision problems. If one of our Silver Spring optometrists
at Fulton Eyecare Center finds that your child has a developmental vision issue, we will recommend the appropriate treatment or therapy appropriate for your child. Everything is individualized. Vision is learned, can be altered and improved. We are completely dedicated to determining if your child has a learning related vision problem and providing you with a solution to that problem. Sometimes we refer patients out for therapy or other necessary treatment. We are committed to doing what is in the best interest of your child. When you send your child to us for a comprehensive eye exam, we will do a developmental vision exam on your child and guide you in the right direction to help correct it. Take the first step and make an appointment with us today. You can make a huge positive impact on not only your child’s visual health but your child’s academic future. We know you love your child and want the best for him so contact us today so we can provide the care your child deserves.
For complete eye care in Fulton and Silver Spring, Maryland, call 301-876-4069 or 301-579-3204
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
May 31, 2013