The University Eye Institute SNAPS clinic cares for patients with a variety of disabilities and with different levels of cognitive aptitude. Teens and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, or anyone with developmental delays receive a comprehensive eye examination and special testing as indicated.
The clinic welcomes family members as well as teachers, therapists and other primary care providers to the exams to provide a coordinated effort in our patients’ healthcare and lives. We will provide written reports upon request for family members to share as well as fill out any appropriate paperwork in efforts to provide vision services if the patient qualifies.
Comprehensive eye exams are catered to the ability of the patient, as we are equipped with materials for all communicative and cognitive abilities. The clinic sees patients who are non-verbal to verbal, who need additional special testing relating to school and therapy, or just need a little extra room and time compared to a typical exam environment.
Treatment is dependent on the patient but may include the following: glasses, contact lenses, prism, vision therapy, compensatory strategies, and/or low vision devices.
Please call the number above (713-743-2005) to schedule an appointment.