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WELL-CHILD VISIT

A complete physical exam where your health care provider will check your child’s growth and development in order to find or prevent problems. Hearing, vision, and other screening tests will be part of some visits. Even if your child is healthy, well-child visits are a good time to focus on your child’s wellness.
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VISION LOSS

The absence of vision, or a loss of vision that can’t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
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VISUAL ACUITY

A measure of how well a child sees. “Normal” vision is 20/20. This means that a child sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a child with normal vision sees at 20 feet. 20/40 vision means a child sees at 20 feet what a child with normal vision sees at 40 feet.
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VISUAL TRACKING

The ability to move the eyes from left to right or focus on an object as it moves across a child’s visual field. This skill typically develops by age five and is important for all daily activities, including playing, reading, writing, and drawing.
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STRABISMUS

Also called “cross eyes,” is any misalignment of the eyes, and can be a cause of amblyopia.
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STEREOPSIS

Ability of both eyes to see the same object as one image and to create a perception of depth. It is a measure of how well both eyes work together. Also known as stereoscopic depth perception.
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RETINOSCOPE

A tool used by eye doctors during an eye examination to determine refractive error by shining light into the eye to observe the reflection of light off the retina (back of the eye). A retinoscope is especially useful in young children who can’t look through a refractor.
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