Female Age: 8

Background:

Maria, age 8, moved from California to Texas five months ago with her family. She is in your office for her first Texas Health Steps preventive medical checkup. The Texas Health Steps Periodicity Schedule requires visual acuity screening with a standardized vision chart at the 8-year checkup.

As you discuss the family’s move, Maria’s mother says her daughter’s vision was tested at school in California six months ago. She even has a copy of the test results with Maria’s medical history. You ask Maria whether her eyesight bothers her, and she says she can read, use the computer, and play sports with no problem.