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Abbe value

A measure of the tendency of an eyeglass lens material to cause chromatic aberration, which is an optical distortion that causes colored halos or fringes around lights or blurred vision, especially when looking through the periphery of the lens. The lower the Abbe number, the more likely chromatic aberration will be noticeable.


A device that can identify common and more obscure vision errors by measuring the way light waves travel through the eye’s optical system.


Removal. In vision, ablation refers to the surgical removal of eye tissue to correct a refractive error such as myopia. For example, in laser procedures such as LASIK and PRK, the excimer laser ablates, or removes, tissue from the cornea.

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Medications that treat glaucoma. They cause your eye to make less aqueous humor, which lowers pressure.


A lack of certain receptors in your retinas. Your vision won’t be sharp, and you could be nearly or completely colorblind. It’s an inherited condition.

Band Keratopathy

Opacity of the corneal stroma and Bowman’s membrane. Symptoms include vision loss and foreign body sensation.

Base Curve

The main or steepest part of the curve used in the design of a contact lens. Measured in millimeters, the base curve is prescribed to match or complement the curvature of your cornea. The lower the number, the steeper the curve of your cornea.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if my child has vision problems?

The most common vision problems in children are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, causing blurred eyesight. Vision screenings or exams will identify these issues, which can be corrected with prescription glasses. The following symptoms could indicate a child is experiencing blurred vision:

  • Frequent eye rubbing
  •  Squinting or tilting head to see better
  • Sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close 
  • Complaints of headaches or tired eyes
  • Avoiding activities requiring near vision (homework, reading, etc.)
  • Avoiding activities requiring distance vision (sports, recreation, etc.)
  • Losing place when reading or using a finger to follow along with words
  • Covering one eye to see better
When should my child have their first eye exam?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) recommend children have a vision screening during infancy (six months), preschool, and school years.

How long will my child’s eye exam take?

Eye Care 4 Kids staff will take a complete history the first time your child visits our office, followed by a thorough exam. This typically includes eye drop dilation and screening for any refractive error (nearsightedness, astigmatism, etc.). Some children may take longer than others, depending on their age and cooperation, but a first visit typically lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.

My child can’t read. Can their vision still be tested?

 Yes. When a child cannot speak or read yet, Eye Care 4 Kids staff will perform an instrument-based screening. This method is quick and requires minimal cooperation and interaction from the child.  Automated vision screening technology, such as a retinascope or an autorefractor, can determine if a child has refractive errors (nearsightedness, astigmatism, etc.) requiring a glasses prescription.

What is the difference between a vision screening and an eye exam?

A pediatrician or primary care provider usually conducts a vision screening during a well child exam. A vision screening is an efficient, cost-effective method to detect vision problems at different ages. If a problem is detected, the patient will be referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist for a comprehensive, dilated eye exam.

What is a pediatric ophthalmologist?

A pediatric ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) who has completed at least five to six years of post-graduate training after four years of medical school. A pediatric ophthalmologist is specially trained to evaluate and treat both medical and surgical eye conditions in children. Because they are MD’s, they are trained to see your child’s eye conditions in the context of any other health issues.

” The staff is very nice and helpful the price is very good and their service is excellent, I’m so happy that I have found this amazing place, also they donate glasses to other kids in need, if you can you can contribute to this cause! “

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There are 10 million children in the United States in need of vision services. By contributing to the EyeCare4Kids™ cause, you will help a child clearly see the leaves on a tree, the words in a book, and the faces of their friends and family. A donation of $100 provides exams as well as glasses for 3 children.

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