Dr Maraschin Eye Screening


Eye Screening Test

Your child’s physical development is as important to us as it is to you and an important focus should be on good vision. Dr Maraschin encourages all parents to have their child’s eyes checked regularly. Our basic screening is a simple, non-invasive eye screening test for children. With advanced technologies, visual problems can be detected early, addressed and be treated effectively.


With young babies, the major emphasis is on congenital defects, squints, high astigmatism or hyperopia. Most babies have perfectly normal eyes, but since we have modern advancements in technology and medicine to assist us, we can provide preventative and curative treatment that will not hinder your child’s development and can diminish the possibility of unnecessary loss of vision.


With young babies, the major emphasis is on congenital defects, squints, high astigmatism or hyperopia. Most babies have perfectly normal eyes, but since we have modern advancements in technology and medicine to assist us, we can provide preventative and curative treatment that will not hinder your child’s development and can diminish the possibility of unnecessary loss of vision.


How does the Eye Screening Test work?

Our eye-screening machine reads refracted light passing through your child’s eyes. Based on this information, it makes it possible for us to determine if your child’s eyes are developing appropriately for his or her age.


Why are Eye Screening Tests important for your child’s development?

In order for a child to develop normal eye-sight, it is crucial that the optic nerve and other connections between the eyes and brain are properly stimulated. This occurs when new-borns experience new sensory stimulus around them from sight.


If a new-born has a visual weakness, then this stimulation cannot develop, and the possibility of permanent visual problems may occur. This specific visual condition is referred to as Amblyopia (lazy eye).


What should you expect once the eye screening test has been performed?

Once the eye screening test has been performed, the system will generate an accurate report. All information relating to your child; such as, name, date of birth and date of test will be recorded.


This generated report will indicate the light refraction on both eyes and will also indicate if certain visual conditions were detected or not.


Visual problems included in the report are Astigmatism, Myopia (near-sightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), Anisometropia, Anisocoria and Gaze Symmetry.


On analysis from Dr Maraschin, based on the results of the report, he will evaluate whether further assessment is required. If a condition or problem is detected during the eye screening, your child will be referred to an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

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