Darek Huggett, OD & Associates
1469 Capitol Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, Oregon 97301, USA
Unfortunately, parents and educators often incorrectly assume that if a child passes a school screening, then there is no vision problem. However, many school vision screenings only test for distance visual acuity. A child who can see 20/20 can still have a vision problem. In reality, the vision skills needed for successful reading and learning are much more complex.
Your child should receive a complete eye examination at least once every year and more frequently if specific problems or risk factors exist.
Even if a child passes a vision screening, they should receive a comprehensive optometric examination if they are not achieving up to their potential or are minimally able to achieve, but use excessive time and effort to do so.
The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. When needed, the doctor can prescribe treatment including eyeglasses or vision therapy to correct any vision problems.
School vision screenings reveal only part of the story
Make an appointment today
to make sure your child has healthy eyes and a bright future.
Call for an Appointment
Save time by filling out the
prior to your appointment.
To download: CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE USING INSURANCE
When scheduling your appointment please provide:
• Insurance company name
• Insurance I.D. number
• Group number if applicable
• Primary insurance holder name and date of birth
(if different than the person being scheduled)
Monday – Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm