Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.
Find here some alarming statistics that might prompt you to take care of your child's vision early.
- * An estimated 200,000 children are born each year with visual deficits.
- * According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), vision disorders are the number one childhood handicap.
- * Only 21 percent of children in the United States have their vision screened before kindergarten.
- * 72 percent of children with vision deficits go undetected until after the window for effective treatment expires.
- * More than one in 50 children have amblyopia, a serious vision disorder, which can lead to blindness in one eye.
- * Amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that otherwise appears normal. It occurs when the brain does not recognize the sight from that eye. It is very difficult to detect Amblyopia.
- * 3.8 million adults are legally blind in one eye or visually incapacitated due to amblyopia.
About a painless children friendly testing system
The Enfant™ Pediatric VEP Vision Testing System is a child-friendly, non-invasive medical device used to test for visual deficits in children 6 months of age and older.
The vision test does not require dilation or sedation, and is a painless, safe test. The Enfant™ is the only objective vision testing device capable of evaluating the entire visual pathway available today. Most insurance plans will pay for this test.
You can test children six months of age and older in order to detect visual deficits such as strabismus, optic nerve disorders, and severe refractive errors, which could lead to amblyopia.
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