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Have they visited the eye doctor yet?

Posted by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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Have your LO's been to the eye doctor yet? 

by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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PEEK05
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Nope.  So far there has not been a reason to.  When do they usually start to go when there are not any issues?

Kris_PBG
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Yes - they both went just prior to age 1 for a once over.

The pediatrician also checks their vision and there has been no cause for concern warranting another eye doctor visit.

Kris_PBG
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM


Quoting PEEK05:

Nope.  So far there has not been a reason to.  When do they usually start to go when there are not any issues?


It is actually recommended they see an opthamologist or optemetrist prior to age 1 to check for issues that pediatricians can not/do no typically check for.

I believe after that point, it is based on an "as needed" basis.

PEEK05
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM


Quoting Kris_PBG:


Quoting PEEK05:

Nope.  So far there has not been a reason to.  When do they usually start to go when there are not any issues?


It is actually recommended they see an opthamologist or optemetrist prior to age 1 to check for issues that pediatricians can not/do no typically check for.

I believe after that point, it is based on an "as needed" basis.

I haven't noticed anything that made me think that they were having issues so I haven't taken them lol.




Nicholy10
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM

My son's first eye dr visit was at 10 months, second was at 2 1/2 years. We have eye conditions that run in my family so I want to catch it as soon as possible if he has it. So far so good. :o) 

The baby will see the eye doctor for the first time when he is around 9-12 months. 

Kris_PBG
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM

That is great you are so pro-active!

A lot of parents don't know about the "infantsee" program which promotes the exact time frame you mentioned.....


http://www.infantsee.org/ 

Quoting Nicholy10:

My son's first eye dr visit was at 10 months, second was at 2 1/2 years. We have eye conditions that run in my family so I want to catch it as soon as possible if he has it. So far so good. :o) 

The baby will see the eye doctor for the first time when he is around 9-12 months. 


Kris_PBG
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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We took advantage of the infantsee.org program for this purpose, for two reasons.

1.  That way I knew I was taking them to someone informed and educated on what to screen for.

2.  While we have good insurance, I did not have to even pay our copay.


http://www.infantsee.org/

Quoting PEEK05:


Quoting Kris_PBG:


Quoting PEEK05:

Nope.  So far there has not been a reason to.  When do they usually start to go when there are not any issues?


It is actually recommended they see an opthamologist or optemetrist prior to age 1 to check for issues that pediatricians can not/do no typically check for.

I believe after that point, it is based on an "as needed" basis.

I haven't noticed anything that made me think that they were having issues so I haven't taken them lol.


MamaBuck09
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM
One has, right before her 3rd birthday because we couldn't find out what was wrong with her. And the Dr had us go down a check list before doing major tests.
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carsonsmommytam
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Yup! Since birth. He sees him yearly. My sons eye doc says they recommend they are seen before kindergarten, as long as there are no concerns before then.
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Randi02
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Yes. They actually all had their yearly exam on Thursday.
We start at 1 year.
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