Eye Exams for Infants and Young Children

You may be wondering “What can an eye doctor check on my child, especially if they don’t know letters yet?”

The doctors at Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie provide eye exams for infants and young children. During exams, they evaluate for:

  • Visual acuity (how well the eyes see at near and far)
  • Eye tracking ability (reading movement)
  • How the eyes work together as a team (eye turns)
  • Ocular focusing ability (accommodative issues/fatigue from screen time)
  • Color vision
  • Depth perception (3-D vision)
  • Inequality of the two eyes (amblyopia a.k.a. “lazy eye”)
  • Ocular health issues
  • Need for glasses or contact lenses

Many common problems can be addressed during normal examinations, but some children require additional testing or further follow ups for less common visual deficits.

For additional information or if you have questions, please contact our office at 913-256-2176 or email us at eyecare@oseyecare.com and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Free InfantSEE Eye Exam

Our doctors provide evaluations of infants ages 6 to 12 months at no charge as part of a nationwide program to reduce the occurrence of preventable eye problems later if life. Our doctors have specific times set aside for these evaluations with appointment times between 9 and 3 most days.  Please note InfantSEE exams are designed to provide an infant’s first comprehensive eye exam to detect any potential abnormalities in vision or eye health.  InfantSEE exams are not applicable for infants that have already been diagnosed with a vision or eye health condition.

 

Children’s Glasses

Menizzi kids frames at Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie, KSWe have a large selection of frames for kids and a dedicated area in optical just for them.

Stop by today and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right pair of glasses for your child.

No appointment needed, you’re welcome any time!