Chris Evert Children's Hospital
Child Vision Screening

Child Vision Screening

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Do You Know How to Preserve Your Eyesight?

Can you harm your vision by sitting too close to the TV? Why is vitamin A good for your eyes? Who is at risk for cataracts? Find the answers by taking this quiz.

1. Which of these habits harms your vision?
2. Doctors advise people not to look directly at the sun. What is it about sunlight that damages eyes?
3. An insufficient amount of this vitamin can cause problems with night vision. Which one?
4. Safety experts recommend wearing safety goggles during which of these activities?
5. Which of these diseases is a major cause of blindness among older Americans?
6. Which of the following is true about glaucoma?
7. What causes cataracts?
8. AMD is the most common cause of vision impairment in Americans ages 60 and older. How does it affect eyesight?
9. Research shows people can reduce their risk of AMD and cataracts by eating which of these?
10. A seven-year study found people with AMD significantly reduced progression of the disease by taking which of these nutritional supplements?

At the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital we are really “keeping an eye” on the children of our community. Every child should undergo a vision screening, if not a complete eye exam, at or before the age of five.

We offer an extensive range of programs to ensure that every child has the best chance for healthy eyes and good vision. This team of board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists and strabismus specialists, work together to detect, repair and prevent eye problems in children.

Many premature babies have significant risk for eye disease due to the fact that the eyes did not have time to develop properly. Retinopathy of prematurity is a frequent disorder in smaller, low birth weight infants. Commonly referred to as ROP, the condition occurs when the blood vessels in the retina develop abnormally. Our team provides a complete ROP program that includes screening babies for the disease and bedside retinal laser treatment if it is called for. We also provide ongoing follow-up care on an out-patient basis.

A special consultation team provides 24-hour coverage for pediatric eye emergencies and eye care consultations in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, as well as our Pediatric or Maternity floors.

Every child should undergo a vision screening, if not a complete eye exam, at or before the age of five. Unfortunately, many children do not receive an adequate screening. As leaders of children’s vision/ocular issues, we assist pediatricians in the community by providing free universal eye screenings. Our team also provides free vision screenings to any school that asks for our assistance. We also participate in community health fairs and expositions. Our physicians provide lectures to the doctors and nurses at the hospital on various Pediatric ophthalmology related topics.