Screen vs. Exam

What is the difference between a screening and an examination?

A comprehensive eye examination is much more extensive than a simple eye screening.

Optometrists and/or ophthalmologists use specialized equipment and have professional specialty training that enable them to make a definitive diagnosis of problems that affect visual ability.

These trained eye care professional are also able to prescribe treatment and perform follow-up examinations to make sure the treatment is affecting positive change in the child.