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April 2015

Vision Examinations Vs. Vision Screenings in Children

Vision screenings conducted by pediatricians and in schools are often mistakenly viewed by many as a sufficient and sole means of determining ocular and visual health.  While screenings can play an important role in the detection of some visual abnormalities, they can miss the signs of many other visual conditions that affect a child’s performance in school, and therefore should not be used as a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.

Vision screenings traditionally put more emphasis on detecting abnormalities in distance vision, even though a large majority of classroom demands are at near. An additional pitfall to vision screenings is that parents may be given a false sense of security if their child passes the testing, and therefore as a result may delay or forgo having their child get a full eye exam.  Studies have shown that even for those children who fail a vision screening, only about 50% will proceed to follow up with a comprehensive eye examination for further assessment.  This illustrates the very important reality that many children are not receiving proper evaluation and management of visual conditions that can profoundly impact their learning and development.

Under the Affordable Care Act, all children under the age of 18 now have access to vision care with no referral necessary.  With this new law and with increased community education, it is our hope that the practice and awareness of the importance of comprehensive eye examinations for all children will significantly increase.

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Optical News!

We are excited to announce the arrival of two new frame lines, Plein Les Mirettes and Face & Cie by Zenka. Both of these unique lines are designed, manufactured and imported from France. As one of only three offices in the U.S. to carry these frames, we are proud to feature them as the first lines in our exclusive international collection.

We use our capacity for vision for so many things every day that we often take our eyes and vision for granted. A few basic precautions can help us care for our eyes with relative ease. A comprehensive vision evaluation is the best starting point. Dr. Taylor and Associates is a family vision care practice providing a full spectrum of eye health care services to patients of all ages. Our staff is committed to fulfilling our patients' vision and eye health needs with caring and professional excellence. We have been providing such service since 1983 and welcome you to visit us for a vision evaluation or to meet with one of our doctors. Our practice is happy to assist you with your family's vision needs. At Dr. Taylor and Associates our goal is to empower our patients to utilize vision to achieve their full potential at home, school, work and play. We emphasize developmental, rehabilitative, and preventive vision care to enhance visual comfort and performance. To achieve this, we offer a wide range of services, including:
  • Comprehensive Vision Evaluations for all ages, including infants
  • Developmental Vision Evaluations to assess adequacy of development by age/grade and relationship to academic performance
  • Vision Therapy programs for developmental disorders, learning related vision problems, ocular dysfunctions (strabismus, amblyopia, tracking problems, etc.), and athletic performance enhancement
  • Diagnosis of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disorders, "pink eye", allergies, dry eyes, and treatment of anterior eye diseases
  • Emergency Eye Care Services
  • Contact lens evaluations and fittings, including specialty contact lenses
  • A complete optical department with experienced technicians, accurate and comfortable spectacle fitting, state-of-the-art technologically advanced lenses, and sport goggles
  • Convenient evening and weekend hours, handicap accessible
  • Evaluation and therapeutic interventions for traumatic brain injury and stroke victims
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic changes, "pink eye", allergies, and dry eyes.
  • Sports vision evaluation and treatment, where performance can be enhanced, drawing on years of experience with professional football and hockey teams

Our patients' visual performance, comfort, and satisfaction are our highest priorities.