Children’s Vision and Eye Care

Cooing, sitting up, and crawling are signs that a baby is growing. A baby’s vision has stages of development too, but it is more difficult to mark their progress. Unhealthy vision can lead to delays in development. In order to be sure that your child’s vision is developing as it should, we urge you to consider bringing your baby in for a check-up with a children’s optometrist at Overland Park Eye Center. The first step toward healthy vision development for your child involves visiting a pediatric eye doctor.

The First Visit to the Pediatric Optometrist

The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to a pediatric eye doctor in the list of well-baby check-ups. This can be essential to vision health. Assessments by an optometrist at six to twelve months of age help to determine healthy development of vision in babies.

Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure that your child has healthy vision. Some of the signs to look for at home are if your babies eyes don’t move normally, one moves the other doesn’t, or your baby has an unusual spot in her eyes in photos, normally being red eye caused by camera flash, for example there is a white spot. If you notice anything unusual be sure to let your children’s optometrist know at your appointment. A pediatric optometrist will help to ensure that your child is developing successfully — now and in the future.

Visit a Pediatric Optometrist at Overland Park Eye Center

At our office, you will meet with an experienced pediatric eye doctor who understands how to determine the progress of development of babies’ and children’s eyes. Our pediatric eye doctors will treat your child with patience and kindness, while gathering the information they need to assess your child’s vision health.

After meeting with a compassionate and caring pediatric eye doctor, you can rest assured that your child’s vision is as it should be. Contact Overland Park Eye Center to learn more about our pediatric eye care services.