Dr. Gary Goberville is a board certified Optometrist and Pediatric Specialists. He taught pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Goberville is also trained in sport-vision improvement using computer programs and exercises. You can be assured that your child will receive the very best eye care.
When should your child have their first eye exam?
Most people are surprised to know '"before the age of three".
Why is it important?
It is important to detect any problem such as Strabismus (eye turn) and Amblyopia (lazy eye) before it progresses. Both of these disorders are corrected with glasses or exercises.
How can a child take an eye exam when they can't read?
In this early exam, it is not necessary for the child to read. Shapes and images are used instead of letters. A diagnostic test called cytoplogic refraction determines the prescription without response.
Is school screening important?
Yes, but it does not provide enough valuable information. It is only a screening, not an exam that includes the health of the eye.
Below is a list of possible disorders. Click each disorder to find out more about the complications and treatments available: