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Pediatric Eye Care
Annual Eye Exams
At our Farmington office, we are deeply committed to the health, well-being and success of children. Our passionate, caring providers are trained in both conventional and functional medicine. Using the most advanced instruments, technology and treatments, we will:
- Assess your child’s vision
- Evaluate the overall health of your child’s eyes
- Assess any systemic health concerns
- Accurately diagnosis visual disorders associated with learning and everyday function
- Develop a treatment plan together
Did you know that 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually and one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem? And that vision problems can affect a child’s ability to learn?
Our pediatric practice focuses on improving, restoring and optimizing your child’s vision by testing for acuity, eye health and eye function. Our doctors, providers, therapists and technicians understand kids. We engage young patients in kid-friendly, age-appropriate assessments and treatments, and use the most advanced technology available to get the most accurate results. Our Optomap views the back of the eye as a 3D wrap-around, detecting 40% more retinal conditions and the examination is more comfortable for kids of all ages.
To ensure good vision, the American Optometric Association recommends children have comprehensive eye exams at 6 months, 3 and 5 years of age. After that, exams should be scheduled annually.
Medical and Emergency Eye Care
We assess chronic and acute eye, corneal and retinal conditions and can play a role in the management of systemic conditions such as diabetes. We can also evaluate and treat acute eye-related injuries, including infections or foreign body removal from the eye.
Vision Therapy Assessment and Treatment
We specialize in the evaluation of children’s visual function, visual information processing, visual motor integration, visual/vestibular/auditory integration and the primary reflexes associated with visual function. Using advanced technologies, we’ll check for visual, structural or functional deficiencies. We also assess how accurately and efficiently your child’s brain communicates with other sensory systems.
Occupational Therapy Assessment and Treatment
We’ll evaluate how your child receives, integrates and processes sensory information and its impact on learning, motor coordination, social participation and the skills needed for daily living.
Pediatric Treatment and Therapy
We are the only office in the area that incorporates vision therapy, occupational therapy and mind/body restorative disciplines, providing our patients access to a whole body sensory approach. When assessments show a need, we’ll develop and implement effective treatment plans that may include vision therapy, occupational therapy, whole-body alternative approaches, or just a simple pair of glasses. Our practice is structured around patient education and preventative care, and we always include parents and children in our diagnostic and treatment discussions.
For pediatric patients who need eye wear, we carry a wide range of frames in our West Hartford office.