Vision Screening for Infants and Toddlers

Our practice now has the exclusive ability to test your baby's vision! We use the Welch-Allyn SureSight™ vision tester that quickly and accurately tests babies as young as six months old for vision problems.

Ophthalmic research has demonstrated that the first three years of life are critical in the development of good vision. Undetected and untreated problems during this early period can prevent proper development of the brain's binocular function, resulting in amblyopia. Amblyopia means an irreversible loss of vision in one eye. Sadly, it often cannot be detected until it is too late to save vision. The importance of early detection cannot be overemphasized. Preventable vision loss in a child with his whole future in front of him is a very sad situation. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends screening all children's eyes to detect such disorders, for which our SureSight™ is especially well suited. Dr. Hull believes strongly that every child should have his or her vision tested as early as possible, and knows that his patients' parents want the best and very most advanced medical care for their children.

For this reason we use the Welch Allyn SureSight™, a portable device that measures actual refraction and astigmatism in a few seconds - even in babies. It takes as little as 5 seconds, and is non-threatening to a child.

Dr. Hull will interpret the results and discuss them with you during your visit. If any problem is identified, we will refer your child to an eye specialist for further testing and any necessary treatment.

We will do this testing at the six month checkup for all children as part of routine care. The nurse will discuss the test with you at the appropriate well child visit. And of course, there is no charge for this service - it is just part of the best care for your child's vision.

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