Vision Screening

Katy Pediatric Associates

Pediatricians located in Houston, TX

As part of your child’s routine preventive health plan, the pediatric team at Katy Pediatric Associates offers in-office vision screenings. Board-certified pediatricians, Asmaa Fotouh, MD, Hebah Aboul-Fotouh, MD, and Tabassum Imam, MD, evaluates your child’s vision regularly to identify potential conditions that may interfere with eye health. If you have concerns about your child’s vision or need to schedule a routine vision screening, call Katy Pediatric Associates today or request an appointment online now.

Vision Screening Q&A

What is vision screening important?

Vision issues can begin in early childhood and, if not properly treated, can affect your child’s long-term eye health. The pediatric team at Katy Pediatric Associates offers comprehensive vision screenings to identify signs of vision trouble in the earliest stages.

Many eye conditions can be corrected with early treatment and intervention, including issues like:

  • Refractive errors
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)

Vision screenings can also detect strabismus, a condition that affects the alignment of the eyes, causing issues like crossed eyes.

The Katy Pediatric Associates team offers vision screenings as a part of your child’s routine wellness exam. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s vision, you can also schedule a vision screening.

What signs can indicate my child has vision issues?

Children can’t always express vision problems they’re experiencing, especially if they are young in age. Your child may need a vision screening if they:

  • Squint
  • Cover one eye
  • Frequently tilt their head
  • Persistently rub their eyes
  • Hold books or other objects close to their face

Older children may complain about frequent headaches, double vision, or have difficulty while reading. You may also notice physical signs of eye problems, such as eyes turning inward or outward.

Your child’s teacher may also alert you to vision issues affecting school performance, such as not being able to follow along with reading or not being able to see work posted on the board.

If you notice any of these issues in your child, don’t delay scheduling a health evaluation and vision screening at Katy Pediatric Associates.

What happens during a vision exam?

The team at Katy Pediatric Associates uses a variety of vision screening tools to evaluate your child’s vision, including the Snellen visual acuity test. This involves reading letters from an eye chart to assess your child’s visual clarity.

Your pediatrician also physically exams your child’s eyes to identify early signs of misalignment issues and ensure your child’s eye movements are normal.

Additionally, you can expect to discuss any concerns you have about your child’s visions and go over your own history of eye problems. This helps your pediatrician evaluate your child’s risk factors for eye and vision-related complications.

In some cases, you may get a referral for additional evaluations and treatment with an ophthalmologist.

If you have concerns about your child’s vision, schedule a vision screening at Katy Pediatric Associates today online or by calling the office.