PineyWoods Pediatrics offers early vision screening that can detect most vision disorders in children as young as five months.
“The earlier you can diagnose a vision disorder, the better it can be treated,” said Dr. Amy Huggins. “With our Plusoptix Vision Screening device, we can detect the most prevalent refractive errors in children as early as possible. It saves a lot of time and is a very efficient way to get the information we need to better treat our youngest patients.”
The vision screening device uses a child-friendly design that incorporates an on-screen smiley face and an ear-catching warble sound to attract children’s attention and put them at ease. Numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies show that the device consistently delivers accurate measurement values, making it possible to detect childhood vision disorders that may lead to the development of amblyopia (lazy eye), hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism (blurred vision), anisometropia (unequal refractive power), anisocoria (unequal pupil size) and strabismus (eye misalignment).
“Good vision is vital to a child’s development,” Dr. Huggins said. “If a child’s eyes can’t send clear images to the brain, their vision can become limited in ways that can’t be corrected later. If we detect these problems early, we’re far more likely to be able to treat them effectively.”