Pediatric Vision Test
Enfant Pediatric VEP Vision Testing System The Enfant Pediatric VEP Vision Testing System is an easy-to-operate, child-friendly, non-invasive medical device used to test for visual deficits in children six months of age and older. The Enfant is the only objective visual testing device that is capable of evaluating the entire visual pathway to detect visual deficits such as optic nerve disorders, severe refractive errors, and other problems that could lead to amblyopia.
How it works: After positioning three sensory pads on the child's head, an operator initiates the test. Fun pictures appear and music plays while a series of six black and white stimuli alternate on a video display. Using Visual Evoked Potential technology (VEP), the Enfant recognizes the vision system's neurological responses and processes the VEP data.
At the completion of each Enfant vision test, simple "pass/fail" results are immediately presented on the menu-driven operator screen in both graphic and numeric formats. The results are then printed out for the patient's medical record. Why is there a need for VEP Vision Testing?
- Approximately 25% of preschool children will experience some form of visual problems.
- Approximately 200,000 children born each year in the United States have visual deficits that can lead to amblyopia if left untreated.
- Amblyopia, or lazy eye, ranks as the leading cause of monocular blindness.
- The earlier visual deficits are detected, the greater the success of treatment and correction.