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Checking the child’s vision


Regular visits to the ophthalmologist are as important as regular vaccinations and visits to the pediatrician. Unfortunately, the brief examination of the ophthalmologist at the polyclinic, kindergarten or school is not always able to provide a complete idea about the child’s eye health. The fact that you do not have vision problems does not guarantee that your child will have a good vision. Opposite, myopia in one of the parents may not affect the child’s vision. However, it is advisable to consult a specialist.

Outdated technologies for testing visual acuity by means of wall chart are still used in hospitals, kindergartens and schools. Such a test does not provide a satisfactorily complete condition of visual health, as sometimes a latent myopia or a hypermetropia, which in several cases requires optical correction, may be overlooked.

The Optisan Clinic offers a comprehensive diagnosis of the visual system, a consultation of an ophthalmologist with experience in pediatric ophthalmology, able to properly assess the condition of the child and, if necessary, initiate an effective, individualized treatment. New Generation Computerized Diagnostic Devices used in the Optisan Clinic for examining children provide a very high accuracy of the data obtained.

Diagnosis in children, especially young children, has always been more difficult. Unlike an adult, a kid cannot always meet all the doctor’s requirements, often cannot accurately assess his perception and may give unclear answers. Therefore, the devices used in diagnosing children are designed in such a way that the test results do not depend on the precision of the child’s actions.

It is important to note that methods of investigation and diagnosis for children, used at Optisan Clinic are based on modern non-contact equipment. If during the exam the doctor reveals some vision problems, the child will receive the indispensable treatments and will be closely monitored.

Measurement of refraction is performed with autorefracto / keratometer. Currently there are special autorefracto / keratometers for children; these do not require exact eye fixation and even follow the movements of the eye. These devices measure both the refraction of the entire optical system and the cornea (one of the natural lenses of the eye) separately, which is very important in case of astigmatism.

Modern diagnosis entails examination of the eye fundus with pupil dilated. New generation drugs, harmless and easily tolerated, are used for the dilation of the pupil.

The Optisan Clinic offers an early diagnosis of eye disease, providing the opportunity to start treatment as early as possible when the disease has not yet had a significant impact on eye function.




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