pediatric EYE CARE

 
 

pediatric eye exams

During the growth years, children should have their vision and eye health checked annually by a pediatric eye specialist. Vision screenings performed by your pediatrician or by a school nurse are not a substitute for a complete eye exam performed by a licensed eye doctor. A child who has a visual disorder may not be aware of or voice their difficulties. It is important to have their eye doctor closely monitor their visual system, specifically during their growth years, as it impacts every aspect of their development, both in the classroom and in everyday life. A child should have the necessary tools to interact with the world around them, and optimal vision is one very important tool.

 

InfantSEE

InfantSEE® is a public health program created by the American Optometric Association. It was “designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life.” The InfantSEE® program is a free comprehensive eye health assessment and is available to children between the ages of 6 months and 1 year.

Dr. Hannah Yecheskel is privileged to be one of many optometric volunteers across the United States participating in the InfantSEE® program.  

“One of the most important things we can do for our children is to enhance their quality of life. InfantSEE is a program I feel strongly about and have used it to test my own children. The program can make a real difference in a child’s life by being able to detect vision disorders that are more easily managed through early detection and treatment.”
— Dr. Hannah Yecheskel

To read more about the InfantSEE® Program, visit http://www.infantsee.org/ for more details.

 

Sunglasses

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For more information about our child eye care services in the Rockville, Maryland and Washington, DC areas or to schedule an appointment with our pediatric optometrist, contact us today.