Children below the age of 16 years are more susceptible to paediatric eye conditions such as amblyopia (Lazy Eye) which are often not easily detected. Many parents usually deem their child’s eye as healthy after passing the eye screening conducted in school. However, children aged 16 and below who have visual problems often have difficulty understanding or expressing themselves. Eye screenings conducted in school only tell how well the children can see and does not focus on their eye health. It is thus important for parents to consult a pediatric optometrist for professional children eye exam to assess their children for any visual problems.
A wide-field retinal imaging device can capture 80% of the retina without any irritating eye drops. Within less than a minute, the device is able to capture a wide-field retina image for both eyes. With the wide-field image, this helps the optometrist to detect any eye diseases tremendously.
Assessment of the clarity of vision for both distance and near. This shows a general view of eye health and focus of the eyes. This test is also able to check the sensitivity of vision.
Assessment for eye deviation which may cause visual discomfort.
A test to assess the ability to determine colours to check for any colour deficiencies.
Stereopsis testing checks if both eyes are working well together thus providing depth perception. It is how we judge the distance between each step of the stairs and watch 3D movies.
Difficulty in focusing at near may cause headaches and eye strains. This test assess the ability to focus at near and helps to assess if the focusing ability is good.
With technological advancement, a quick and accurate test of eye prescription can be done with the device.
A quick assessment on the pupil reactivity and eye muscles is done to ensure that the nerve functions in the eye is normal.
Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP) is the pressure in the eye and this measurement ensures that the IOP falls within normal range.