Pediatric Eye Exam
PEDIATRIC EYE CARE FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS, CHILDREN AND TEENS
It’s important to have regular eye exams. We will see any child under a year old for free, being a proud participant of the InfantSEE program. This free comprehensive exam is important to your baby’s wellness care. Undiagnosed vision issues can lead to developmental delays in small children.
Bissell Eye Care is a proud member of the InfantSEE® program and will do a free comprehensive examination on any child between six months and one year of age. This complimentary exam is available to all infants regardless of family income. Each patient visit starts with a thorough examination to determine overall eye health and medical wellness. Often medical issues can be detected with a thorough eye examination.
The InfantSEE public health program is committed to encourage early eye examinations for children 6 months of age or older. Many children do not receive an eye examination until they are in their later elementary grades and only get an examination when it is perceived that something is wrong. Most problems occur much earlier and can be prevented with early detection and treatment.
Toddlers and Preschool
As children develop preschoolers may not be able to communicate vision problems they may be experiencing. Because 80% of learning occurs through the visual system, and even children with 20/20 (“perfect”) vision may have difficulty with eye teaming, tracking, or focusing that can impede their learning, it’s important for young children to receive a comprehensive eye exam as early as possible in their educational years.
In contrast to vision screening that may have been performed at school, a comprehensive eye exam can facilitate diagnosis of visual problems. It involves the use of eye drops to dilate the pupil, enabling a more thorough investigation of the overall health of the eye and the visual system.
Elementary, Middle and High School
A child will grow and change from year to year and so do their eyes and vision. School demands intense visual involvement, including reading, writing, computer and chalkboard/smartboard work. If their eyes aren’t up to the task, a child may feel tired, have trouble concentrating, and have problems in school. Annual eye exams ensure your kids are performing at their best. Physical education and sports require strong vision and it’s just as important to use proper protective eyewear when playing sports. Because nothing is more important that your child’s vision.