Good vision is essential for proper physical development and educational progress in growing children. The visual system in the young child is not fully mature. Equal input from both eyes is required for the proper development of the visual centers in the brain. If a growing child's eye does not provide a clear focused image to the developing brain, then permanent irreversible loss of vision may result. Early detection provides the best opportunity for effective, inexpensive treatment. The physicians at EyeHealth Northwest are trained to detect and treat these conditions. In addition, we have three Fellowship-trained Pediatric Ophthalmologists available for treatment, consultation, and second opinions.
Aazy A. Aaby, MD
Daniel R. Holland, MD
Charles J. Bock, MD
Many school systems have regular vision screening programs that are carried out by volunteer professionals, school nurses, and/or properly trained laypersons. Screening can be done quickly, accurately, and with minimum expense by one of these individuals. The screener should not have a vested interest in the screening outcome. As with all screening programs, vision screening should be performed in a fashion that maximizes the rate of problem detection while minimizing unnecessary referrals and cost. Beginning in the preschool years, those conditions which can be detected by a vision screening using an acuity chart are reduced vision in one or both eyes from amblyopia, uncorrected refractive errors or other eye defects and, in most cases, misalignment of the eyes (called strabismus).
At EyeHealth Northwest, our Opticians are committed to helping you get the best pair of glasses you have ever had. Opticians are Nationally Certified by the American Board of Opticianry and participate in ongoing continue education courses to deliver the best possible care with the most advanced technology and fashion. We can take stress out of the process, making it enjoyable for you and your family.
With more than 60 years of experience in Portland, we are now driving the Portland look by designing and curating original frame collections based on our optical expertise - Bridge City Spex. We understand the importance of individuality, functionality, and quality. The Bridge City Spex Collections can be found exclusively at our eleven EyeHealth Northwest optical shops.