Osawatomie & Paola Eye Care, Eye Doctors and Optometrists at Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie, Kansas

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InfantSEE Program

Detecting vision problems early in life can prevent and reduce the threat of serious vision impairment.

Eyecare Associates participates in the InfantSEE program. The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development.

Why do you suggest getting the eyes tested at 6 months?
Clinical experience and research have shown that at 6 months, the average child has reached a number of critical developmental milestones, making this an appropriate age for the first eye and vision assessment. Many visual abilities are fully functioning by the age of 6 months. Interference with development during this very critical phase may lead to serious lifelong effects on vision. Successful treatment can be obtained more quickly with early intervention.

The good news about a trip to the optometrist is that there are no shots or cold stethoscopes. While the doctor will be shining a light in the baby's eyes, and may spray a mist on eyelids or use eye drops to dilate the baby's pupils, many infants seem to enjoy the "games" they play as part of the professional assessment. More information about what optometrists look for during assessments is available on the InfantSEE web site.

See To Learn

Eyecare Associates is a proud participant of the See to Learn Program.

All 3 year old children are eligible for a free comprehensive eye health evaluation. Schedule an appointment for your child today.

See To Learn Program

Children's Eye Exams

Our standard children's exam evaluates the following:

  • Visual Acuity
  • Eye tracking ability (reading movements)
  • Ability to use both eyes together
  • Need for glasses or contacts
  • Medical eye health problems
  • Near and far focusing abilities
  • Color vision and depth perception
  • Double vision
  • Inequality of the two eyes-(amblyopia, lazy eye)

Many common problems can be addressed during a standard comprehensive examination. However, some children require further testing to identify less common visual deficits. Additional testing takes place during the visual skills evaluation.

For additional information, or if you have questions please contact our office at (913) 256-2176 and one of our doctors who specializes in children's vision will be happy to contact you.

Free InfantSEE Eye Exam

InfantSEE Program

Our doctors will provide a free comprehensive InfantSEE eye exam for all children ages 6 to 12 months.

InfantSEE Program

Children's Glasses

We have a large selection of children's frames that your child will love. Stop by today and we will help you find the right pair of glasses for your child.

Children's Glasses in the Kansas City Area

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Call for an Eye Doctor Appointment in Osawatomie, KS at: (913) 256-2176