Failed Vision Screening (Pediatrics)

Children routinely undergo vision screening by the pediatrician or school in order to detect issues that might not otherwise come to light. A failed vision screening may indicate something as trivial as poor focusing effort by the child, to something as serious as a tumor of the eye.

Many vision problems are hard to detect if only one eye is involved. There may be no pain, redness, or obvious change in vision (since the other eye compensates). It is therefore extremely important that children who fail a vision screening be examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist.

The pediatric ophthalmologists at Columbia University Medical Center are experts in the field, and have the skills, knowledge, and equipment needed to provide this critical service.