Children rely on their vision to learn about their environment and the world around them from a very young age. Dr. Lutz is a huge advocate for children’s examination and encourages all parents to bring their children in before starting school for a comprehensive children’s examination. Dr. Lutz is also a member of the InfantSEE Program® and provides free examinations to children under the age of one. Schedule an appointment today to ensure that your child is seeing to their fullest potential.
InfantSEE® is a public health program that allows children between the ages of 6-12 months to receive a free comprehensive infant eye examination. It is designed to ensure that proper vision care is established at an early age to improve the child’s quality of life. During your infant’s assessment, Dr. Lutz will examine your child’s vision, the health of their eyes, and will confirm that their eyes are developing appropriately. Dr. Lutz has been a proud participant in InfantSEE® for over 7 years and has performed many assessments on infants. He works closely with many pediatricians in the area to ensure that your child’s vision health is a top priority.
Amblyopia, a common vision impairment in children, occurs when the vision in one eye is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. It can be caused by one eye being turned inward or outward (termed strabismus) or by having a stronger prescription in one eye. Children with amblyopia may not complain of blurry vision. Often times the eye may appear normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favoring the stronger eye. This condition, if detected early, can be treated with no permanent loss of vision. However, if detected later in childhood (12 years or older), improvement of vision may not be possible. Treatment options for amblyopia include glasses, eye patching, or surgery.