Pediatric Optometry is a subspecialty of optometry dealing with children’s eye diseases. The human visual system develops as the brain matures, a process that takes about fourteen years. Although a baby’s eyes are optically capable of seeing, infant vision is limited to around 20/1500 (the ability to see the shapes of people but not their features), in part because the brain has not learned how to process the visual messages yet. As visual development proceeds, that same child will eventually be able to detect the finest details in an image.
Why Goodrich Optical?
Goodrich Optical is one of only a few practices giving special attention to the diverse ophthalmic needs of children from infancy through adolescence — a critical time when clear vision plays an important role in mental, physical, and social development.
We participate in InfantSEE, designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, we provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service.
Sunglasses for Children
Did you know that your child needs sunglasses starting at a young age? The earlier children start using sunglasses the lower chances of having eye problems later in life.