A vision screening cannot diagnose exactly what is wrong with your eyes; instead, it can indicate that you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist or optometrist for a more comprehensive dilated eye examination.
Vision Screening is as simple as having your child’s picture taken. LASH uses a Welch Allyn SPOT screener, a vision screening device which detects vision problems. It takes only moments per child, requires no physical contact with the child, and causes no discomfort.
A hearing screening is a quick test to see how well you hear different sounds. You either pass or fail the screening. If you pass, you do not need to do anything else. If you fail, you may need more testing to see if you have a hearing loss.
Tonometry measures the pressure within your eye. A small amount of pressure is applied to the eye by a tiny device or by a warm puff of air. The range for normal pressure is 12-22 mm Hg (“mm Hg” refers to millimeters of mercury, a scale used to record eye pressure). You should make an appointment with an eye care specialist when the eye pressure exceeds 21mm Hg on the screening.