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About Learning Disabilities & Pediatric Eye Exams

When your child at school undergoes a vision screening, the nurse or attendant will assess your child’s accuracy at reading the eye chart. As long the child can make out the letters, they can pass an eye chart. Unfortunately, this test doesn’t clearly define whether a child suffers from a learning disability or even vision problems. The eye chart test was solely created to evaluate refractive error — namely nearsightedness or myopia.

What does an optometrist evaluate during a comprehensive pediatric eye exam?

An eye doctor wants to ensure your child can effectively view their world with healthy eyes. Difficulty in reading, writing, and focusing can all be linked to your child’s ability to see the world. Simply labeling a child as having behavioral issues or misdiagnosing ADD/ADHD.

Vision problems captured during an eye exam include eye tracking skills, convergence skills, vision & mote integration, and even visual perception & visual memory.

Why rely on a vision screening? Get your child the best care for their eyes by scheduling an eye exam at our practice.

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The pandemic of coronavirus (COVID 19) continues to spread endangering many of us who call Midland/Odessa home. While the number of cases in Texas is growing rapidly, so far there are few cases in our area. At Vision Health Specialties it is our goal to keep it that way.

Because eye care by necessity requires close contact between workers and patients, the Center for Disease Control along with other eye care specialty organizations recommend that during this critical period eye doctors suspend routine vision examinations. In complying with this, Vision Health Specialties will terminate routine eye care beginning Monday, March 23‎rd until Monday, April 20th. We will be open from 9:00 till 4:00 PM during this period of time with a small staff to handle urgencies such as red eyes, corneal ulcers, uveitis, abrasions, sudden increases in floaters, or flashes, and foreign bodies in the eye. Please call our office before coming in. Furthermore, those who have traveled to China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Iran, or the state of Washington, California, New York, Louisiana and/or other affected areas, as well as those who have respiratory disease, and/or fever, will be referred to the emergency department of Midland Memorial Hospital where they are equipped to handle those at risk of coronavirus.