VisionSource! - North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists
North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists

 

 Providing Quality Eye Exams

in Lewiston for over 60 years!

 

Dr. Jason Ritter

 

939 Bryden Avenue
Lewiston ID 83501
(208) 743-1761 

           Email:

office@brydenfamilyvision.com

 

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm
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Pediatric Vision Services

 

    Optometrist performing Pediatric Vision Care

Children's Vision

As children grow, they are routinely seen by their pediatricians for well-child examinations to assure they are growing and developing appropriately. At our office, we believe it is important to follow the same model for vision. Babies do not enter the world with the ability to see clearly, they must learn to use their eyes before they can distinguish colors, objects, letters, and everything else in the world around them. 

  

We believe that kids should have their first eye examination between birth and 3 years old. The next exam should be prior to starting kindergarten, and then every 1-2 years thereafter, unless there is a vision or ocular health diagnosis that requires more frequent attention. In addition, Dr. Ritter will check the eyes of all ages and is happy to start participating in the InfantSEE® program. Based on availablity, this program provides one eye exam for infants during the first year of life. Early eye exams are important to  rule out any significant problem that could be vision or life-threatening.   Some examples of these problems include strabismus (a misaligned eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), a very high spectacle prescription, or retinoblastoma (eye cancer).

 

"The American Optometric Association guidelines recommend that all children have a complete vision and eye health examination at the age of 6 months, 3 years, upon entering kindergarten, and routine vision care (every 2 years) thereafter throughout their school years." 

Vision and reading

 

Eye Examinations    

A comprehensive eye examination will assess visual acuity, refractive status (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), ocular health, and the ability for both eyes to work and focus together.  Early detection is important to helping kids exceed in school and in life!

 

 

School Performance

Many vision problems can be corrected more easily with early diagnosis and treatment. Reports have estimated that up to 25% of students in grades K - 6 have vision-related problems, which may contribute to poor school performance. The visual system matures rapidly during the first few years and it is important to identify any problems that may interfere with normal vision development.