Dr. Sikes and Dr. Gropper provide thorough eye exams for children of all ages.
It is estimated that nearly 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school age children have undiagnosed vision problems. Some of these problems may mimic other learning related disorders such as ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia.
Not only is visual acuity (“20/20”) important, but efficient eye teaming (binocular skills) and focusing (accommodation) skills are also a vital part of learning, working and normal childhood development.
An NIH study indicated that screening examinations performed in schools fail to detect up to 1/3 of vision problems. For this reason, a comprehensive eye exam performed by an eye doctor is critical to fully evaluate the visual system.
Even at 6 months of age, we can determine if there is a significant prescription, measure acuity, and evaluate ocular health.
The American Optometric Association recommends a child’s first eye exam at age 6-12 months, 3 years and again before starting school.
Dr. Sikes and Dr. Gropper are also members of InfantSEE™, a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care. This program provides a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost public health service.