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