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:
Eye chart evaluation
Depth perception evaluation
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.
Vision Screenings Reviews
"First time visit to TICHO Eye Associates. Very nice office including its own optical center. I was greeted by the very friendly and helpful receptionist and then asked to wait for a few moments to be taken back. Alyna was my technician. She was very professional, organized and pleasant. She did all my testing and then I followed up with Dr. Sanders. Meeting a new healthcare provider can be intimidating and scary. Dr. Sanders was kind, gentle, thorough and patient. She answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. I would definitely recommend TICHO for any optometry needs. Thank you TICHO!Debra Pogwizd-Schroedle"- D.S. / Yelp / Jun 15, 2020
"It was the best eye exam I have ever had thourogh and educational."- S.E. / Google / Nov 07, 2019
"My husband and I had an appointment with Cassandra yesterday and were so happy with her. In the past we have gone to Costco for eye exams but she did so much more. We will be back every year."- C.R. / ZocDoc / Feb 03, 2016
"I was a little late and they were very forgiving and still got me in. The eye exam was nice and quick."- L.K. / ZocDoc / Aug 13, 2015
"Ticho Eye Associates provide the most thorough eye exam for children. I highly recommend them!"- T.B. / Facebook / Nov 19, 2020
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.