A: A vision screening is not a diagnostic process and is usually done as part of a health check by a nurse. An eye exam involves the diagnosis of eye disorders, diseases, and a treatment plan by an eye care professional.
A: Optometrist – a primary eye care professional who diagnoses eye problems, and prescribes optical aids including glasses and contact lenses. Ophthalmologist – a tertiary eye care professional who diagnoses eye problems, provides treatment, and surgery.
A: Light is focused by the cornea (a clear surface on the outer surface), passes through the pupil and lens (like one on a camera), and onto the retina (a layer of tissue on the inner surface of the eye). As this light reaches the retina, visual signals are transformed into electrical impulses that are then sent through the optic nerve to the brain, where they get processed, and finally shown as the images we see.
A: Any age if there are any concerns, otherwise, by age 4.
A: It affects your child’s development, learning, and well-being.
A: Eye problems can arise at any age, and many are not “visible”. Therefore, regular check-ups will ensure issues are identified early for timely treatment and support.
A: Premature babies and children with a family history of eye issues.
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