When your baby is about six months old, you should take him/her to see an optometrist for their first thorough eye examination. Things that we will test for include excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lack of eye movement ability, as well as other potential eye health problems.
One in 10 children are at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems by the time they are 18 years of age. Vision development and eye health problems can be more easily corrected if detected early.
Beavercreek Vision Center is a proud participant in InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants. Under this program, Dr. Iain Kelly will provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems.
Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby's first eye assessment at 6 months of age.
Call 937-426-2212 today to setup an appointment at our Beavercreek Vision Center, or for more information visit infantsee.org.
Did You Know?
Children often don't realize they have a vision problem because they think everyone sees the way they do. Approximately 30 million children in the U.S. have undetected vision problems which may interfere in their learning development.
Children are more responsive to treatment when a vision problem is detected early.
Recommended routine, non-symptomatic vision care for children:
For children less than 3 years old, please call our Beavercreek Vision Center office at 937-426-2212 for an appointment.
Children 3 years and older can be seen at all three locations.