Pediatric eye care Birmingham, MI

COMPREHENSIVE VISION EXAMS

 Everyone, from infants to adults, needs regular eye exams to diagnose vision impairment, evaluate the overall health of the eye, and track progression of any diagnosed conditions. Regular eye exams can also lead to detection of general health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes before they become symptomatic, providing the opportunity to seek early medical treatment.

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PEDIATRIC VISION CARE

While your child may be screened at your pediatrician’s office or at school for vision impairment, a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist includes a lot more than a simple vision chart test.

 Infancy Screening (6 months - 1 year)

Pediatric Vision Care

The American Optometric Association recommends a baby’s first eye exam be scheduled at 6 months of age. Eye health problems and vision impairment are often difficult for parents to detect in an infant but are more easily corrected if treatment begins at an early age. Dr. Crissman Head participates in the national INFANTSEE program, a no-cost service for initial exams between 6 months and 1 year of age.

Toddler Exam (3 years)

Pediatric Vision Care

At their first comprehensive eye and vision examination, Dr. Crissman Head will check for your child’s ability to track (motility), eye alignment, and depth perception by using picture eye charts and by physically examining your child’s eyes. Your child does not need to be able to read to have his or her first comprehensive eye exam. 

Kindergarten Exam (5 years)

Pediatric Vision Care

A comprehensive eye health and vision exam is recommended, and often required by the school or state, before a child enters kindergarten. 

School Age Exam (6-18 years)

Pediatric Vision Care

Annual comprehensive examinations are recommended during the school years because vision changes can occur frequently, negatively affecting school performance. The most common problem is myopia (nearsightedness) but, caught early, research has shown that its growth can be controlled with treatment, including eyedrops and specialized bifocal contact lenses.

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