Frequently Asked Questions
Because you're curious and just want to know...
We heighten awareness of pediatric vision care among consumers, educators, and healthcare providers. We seek to facilitate programs and communication that will help children get the eye health care that we believe that every child should have available to him or her.
We're a part of the Nebraska Optometric Association, which is an organization of Optometrists in the state of Nebraska. We are eye health professionals that care deeply about kids' eye health.
Educators, including teachers, administrators, and school nurses, often get to see kids in their learning environment, and if they know the signs to look for, can be very helpful in noticing and then directing kids to the vision resources available to get the care they need, and ultimately help in their learning. Check out our Warning Signs page for what to look for.
Just like there are other medical specialties, optometrists are highly trained in eye health, and have the right equipment to properly check many facets of eye health that a pediatrician may be unable to do in their office. Depending on a child's visual needs, they may be able to "fake it" (meaning their brain is working hard to compensate), they have issues where their eyes don't cooperate with one another very well, or there could be many other subtle problems that can be difficult to diagnose without the proper training and equipment. These issues, even though they are subtle, can have a great impact on the child's ability to learn and can even lead to misbehavior.