Vision Screenings in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, and Munster, IN

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What is a vision screening?

A vision screening is a simple eye test often performed by a school nurse or primary care physician during an annual checkup or the academic year. Children are typically required to pass a vision screening before participating in school sports. Components of vision screening may include:

  1. Eye chart evaluation

  2. Depth perception evaluation

  3. Photographic detection of eye misalignment, refractive error, or media opacity (photoscreening)

As with other screening tests, vision screening may have both false-positive and false-negative results. The ophthalmologists and optometrists at Ticho Eye Associates are committed to providing high-quality service. Contact one of our offices in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IL.

Failed vision screening: next steps

In school-aged children, poor vision can impair academic and athletic performance or present a safety issue. A vision screening may detect various eye problems and refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. If your child recently failed a vision screening, the next step is to schedule an appointment with an eye care professional for a thorough ocular exam. During this comprehensive visual assessment, one of our ophthalmologists or optometrists will identify any ocular disorders and determine whether prescription glasses or contact lenses are needed.

schedule an exam

Didn't pass your vision screening? We invite you to call Ticho Eye Associates in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN to schedule an appointment. With a comprehensive eye exam, our team can evaluate the sharpness of your vision and overall eye health to identify any ocular disorders. Healthy vision is also crucial for kids and teens to ensure they can perform well academically and on the sports field.

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