An early assessment of your child’s ears and eyes are vital to keep them healthy. At Garland Pediatric Practice, Phani Bodavula, MD, FAAP, and the caring team offer comprehensive hearing and vision screenings to ensure your child’s health doesn’t affect their school performance and other activities they enjoy. To find out more about hearing and vision screening services, call the office in Garland, Texas, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Garland Pediatric Practice recommends scheduling hearing and vision screenings as early as your child’s third birthday. After that, your child should have yearly checkups to ensure they’re on the right track to developing healthily and happily.
If you have a family history of hearing or vision problems, or your child has a medical issue that affects their hearing and vision, they may need earlier assessments and more frequent screenings.
Their pediatrician can identify potential issues that may affect your child’s ability to hear and see as they grow up. Texas schools may also require proof of hearing and vision screenings as part of your child’s enrollment process.
Garland Pediatric Practice creates a welcoming, friendly environment for your child to feel comfortable during their:
During a hearing assessment, your child’s pediatrician looks inside their ears and evaluates their ear canal. They may also examine your child’s neck and head to see if there are any structural abnormalities that could affect hearing.
Garland Pediatric Practice uses an otoacoustic emission (OAE) instrument to determine whether your child has hearing loss. While they’re sleeping, an earphone with a microphone is gently placed in their ear. As sounds play from the earphone, your child’s hearing response is measured.
During a vision screening, Garland Pediatric Practice offers photoscreening, which utilizes a special camera to look for eye problems. Their pediatrician can detect problems like:
Both screenings are parent-assisted to ensure your child feels safe and calm.
If your child’s hearing or vision screening indicates problems, Garland Pediatric Practice may request additional testing or refer you and your child to a specialist for treatment.
Your child’s pediatrician works closely with you and your child to develop a care plan that prevents hearing or vision loss.
To learn more about hearing and vision screenings, call Garland Pediatric Practice or schedule an appointment online today.