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, IN.

What Are the Benefits of Vision Screenings?

Even if you and yours have had 20/20 eyesight your whole lives, vision screenings may be necessary for you or your child to participate in various activities. Benefits of a vision screening performed at Ticho Eye Associates in Chicago Ridge, IL; Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN include:

  • Multiple tests to check various components of eyesight
  • Providing early detection of any issues
  • Helping maintain optimal vision and eye health
  • Ensuring you or your children can drive, play sports, or participate in other activities that require a screening

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.

Vision Screenings FAQ

How do I know when to receive a vision screening?
For children, a vision screening is usually performed at school or as part of a routine doctor's exam. However, for adults, they may notice vision changes that require them to schedule a vision screening. If you are having difficulty seeing items far away or close up, you should schedule a vision screening at Ticho Eye Associates. 

What is the difference between a vision screening and an eye exam?
A vision screening is performed to evaluate whether you may need prescription glasses or contact lenses. An eye exam is provided to determine the overall health of your eyes. Eye exams are recommended for all individuals to detect any issues before they develop, and vision screenings are typically only needed when you are having difficulty seeing clearly. 

How often should I receive a vision screening?
If you are a glasses or contact wearer, vision screenings are typically needed yearly. Your prescription can change over time, so it is important to undergo regular screenings. Our team at Ticho Eye Associates will let you know how often to schedule your screenings.

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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