Children’s brains are actively growing and learning, including learning to have clear vision in each eye and binocular function such as depth perception.
Since AMBLYOPIA is deficient learning of vision in the first decade, and since AMBLYOPIA can be successfully treated if detected early enough, Doctors and Public Health organization agree that VISION SCREENING lead to better vision and can be cost-effective.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a series of simple, painless tests over a child’s first decade. If a child does not show WARNINGS SIGNS, and does not have certain MEDICAL RISK FACTORS, passing the AAP age-appropriate vision screens may mean they do not require COMPLETE EYE EXAMINATIONS early. Many young children, and some children with developmental delay are not easily examined- so pediatric eye specialists, like the doctors at ACES, can provide the most thorough and cost effective examinations and treatment.