Vista Point Eye Care
Optometric Corporation
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1821 Douglas Blvd, Suite C-4, Roseville, CA 95661 | Email Us!

Pediatric Optometry in Roseville, CA

We welcome pediatric patients at Vista Point Eye Care in Roseville, CA! Good vision is essential to mental and physical development for infants and children. School-age children have ever-increasing demands on the visual system (reading, whiteboards, computers, etc). Dr. Barber has expertise in pediatric vision, binocular vision, and ocular health. Our practice offers infant and child vision wellness exams to maintaining your child's optimum clarity and comfort. Don't lose sight of your child's best vision.
Call 916-797-3937 to schedule an exam.

Recommended Examination Frequency For the Pediatric Patient

Pediatric Exams _ Vista Point Eye Care, Optometric Corporation
Here are several tips to make your child's optometric examination a positive experience:
  • Make an appointment early in the day. Allow about one hour.
  • Talk about the examination in advance and encourage your child's questions.
  • Explain the examination in your child's terms, comparing the E chart to a puzzle and the instruments to tiny flashlights.
As a parent, you should watch for signs that may indicate a vision development problem, including a short attention span for the child's age; difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination in ball play and bike riding; avoidance of coloring and puzzles and other detailed activities.

Children considered to be at risk for the development of eye and vision problems may need additional testing or more frequent re-evaluation. Factors placing an infant, toddler, or child at significant risk for visual impairment include:
  • Prematurity, low birth weight, oxygen at birth, grade III or IV intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Family history of retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts, or metabolic or genetic disease
  • Infection of mother during pregnancy (e.g., rubella, toxoplasmosis, venereal disease, herpes, cytomegalovirus, or AIDS)
  • Difficult or assisted labor, which may be associated with fetal distress or low Apgar scores
  • High refractive error
  • Strabismus
  • Anisometropia
  • Known or suspected central nervous system dysfunction evidenced by developmental delay, cerebral palsy, dysmorphic features, seizures, or hydrocephalus