Nearly 80% of learning happens through vision. That’s why optometrist Daniel Kosterman, OD specializes in pediatric eye care and uses functional testing to detect learning-related vision problems in children. At Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center, located in Eagle River, Alaska, Dr. K does everything he can to protect your child’s vision and prevent eye diseases. To schedule your child’s eye exam, call Dr. K’s office or go online to book your initial consultation.
When you bring your child to Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center, Dr. K and his team make sure they have a pleasant experience. If your child is old enough, Dr. K will use an eye chart to test his vision. If your child is younger and doesn’t yet know their letters, the doctor will use an eye chart with easily recognizable shapes.
Dr. K also examines the inside of your child’s eye. He performs functional testing to screen for different eye conditions and diseases.
As part of his commitment to Eagle River’s youth, Dr. K ensures that every child who comes to Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center not only receives a comprehensive exam, but also gets a free toy, a free pair of sunglasses, and specific eye exercises to improve any detected visual weakness.
Be sure to have your child’s vision checked by an optometrist before he or she enters school, or sooner if he or she displays any vision abnormalities. Although pediatricians and school nurses routinely perform certain screening tests, they usually don’t address the functional vision problems that can affect learning.
Warning signs include:
Learning-related vision problems result when your child has difficulty learning because of issues with their vision. These conditions often take one of three forms:
If your child needs an eye exam, call Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center today to schedule an appointment, or book your consultation online.