Computerized Vision Testing
Enfant™ Computerized Vision Testing
This non-invasive computerized vision testing system can diagnose vision problems in pre-verbal children. This allows for early treatment, reducing the incidence of vision loss due to amblyopia. Amblyopia, sometimes referred to as “lazy eye,” occurs when one or both eyes do not develop normal vision during early childhood. When this happens, there is a loss of one eye’s ability to see details, which cannot be corrected by glasses. Amblyopia is common in the pediatric population, affecting 2-5% of children; it is most common cause of vision problems in children. However, with early screening efforts and appropriate treatment, good visual outcomes can be achieved for these children.
Enfant™ Computerized Vision Testing is recommended to screen children for ocular conditions that can cause amblyopia, starting between six to nine months of age, and continuing through four years of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus endorse instrument-based vision screening for patients beginning at age 6 month to ensure timely screening and allow for the early detection and treatment of eye and vision problems in children.
Computerized vision testing can be done just prior to a check-up appointment. We will call you to schedule a time. Please note that the Academy of Pediatrics considers vision screening as a separately identifiable service that is not bundled into the global code of well-child care. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your physician, PA or nurse.