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First eye and dental exam

Postby autumnstorey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 pm

My son's pediatrician had said nothing about his first eye or dental visit. I have a condition with my eyes that is genetic. I mentioned it to his doc and she didn't really say anything about it. I was told that my eyes could have been fixed before I turned 2 but they didn't become a problem until I was about 10 and by then it was to late. I did a Google search and it said he should habe already had a comprehensive eye exam at his 6 month check up but he didnt. I actually asked them to check his eyes at 9 months and all I got was a "why should we check them now" after I already told them my problem. We are changing his pediatrician as soon as he turns 2 and has most of his vaccines done.
For the dental part, google said 1 year was a good time for the first dental visit. Again, his doc hasn't said anything about it. He is getting some molars and it's making his mouth bleed. Should we go ahead and make an appointment to get both checked?
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Re: First eye and dental exam

Postby flopsy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:03 am

I would ask an optomitrist and dentist. They would have more knowledge in that.
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Re: First eye and dental exam

Postby Mommyt0715 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:25 pm

From experience with my 3 they don't check eyes until about 1.5 years old. You got to remember their vision isn't that good especially at what 9 months like your child is. They're still developing at a rapid pace their whole bodies. What you may find out now about his or her eyes all can change in a matter of a short time.
My kids Dr never said anything either. 18 month check up they took a picture of my Daughters eyes. This was just last year, it came back she has a small issue. Went and had a vision screening done and come to find out Thy said it's pretty normal for a kid her age to have this issue that some grow out of it it's just their eyes growing or she will need glasses but they won't even think about it for 5 years.... before she starts school they want her back. In your case you can make an appointment with a optical place for kids especially if you are worried you don't need a Dr approval for that. Issues with eyes can go from parent to baby. If you had eye issues baby very well could. I really just think your Dr isn't too worried because it wouldn't show right now or if there was more serious problem right now you would've already had a vision screen done. . And the Dentist too. Rule of thumb is take baby in once their first tooth appears or at least by first bday and every 6 months there after. Dr wont tell you mine never did.....

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Re: First eye and dental exam

Postby Moosey » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:36 am

Fire your doctor now! You don't need to wait for vaccines the new doctor can get records. Your instincts as a mother are most important- if you are worried and they are ignoring you- with a genetic condition- get out of there. I had to fire my child pediatrician- and I was worried- I found one before I fired her and it was the best move I ever made! My daughter loves her and new pediatrician found an issue with a valve in her heart- she needed surgery. The old one never heard it and should have. It was a blessing that I fired her. Had I stated we don't know what problems my child may have had. Protect your kid- don't let them make you feel like a crazy mom. What you are asking for is minor here- eye exam?? Seriously! Dental- just scheduled one with a dentist in your area you don't need doctor to do that. You really don't need doctor for eye exam. You should take child directly to a specialist
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Re: First eye and dental exam

Postby autumnstorey » Mon May 08, 2017 6:17 am

Mommyt0715 wrote:From experience with my 3 they don't check eyes until about 1.5 years old. You got to remember their vision isn't that good especially at what 9 months like your child is. They're still developing at a rapid pace their whole bodies. What you may find out now about his or her eyes all can change in a matter of a short time.
My kids Dr never said anything either. 18 month check up they took a picture of my Daughters eyes. This was just last year, it came back she has a small issue. Went and had a vision screening done and come to find out Thy said it's pretty normal for a kid her age to have this issue that some grow out of it it's just their eyes growing or she will need glasses but they won't even think about it for 5 years.... before she starts school they want her back. In your case you can make an appointment with a optical place for kids especially if you are worried you don't need a Dr approval for that. Issues with eyes can go from parent to baby. If you had eye issues baby very well could. I really just think your Dr isn't too worried because it wouldn't show right now or if there was more serious problem right now you would've already had a vision screen done. . And the Dentist too. Rule of thumb is take baby in once their first tooth appears or at least by first bday and every 6 months there after. Dr wont tell you mine never did.....

Good luck!


Actually my son is 15 months. He's getting very close to the line where they could have fixed my eyes. I have amblyopia. It's hard to detect at first. I was in the 4th grade the first time I got mine checked ad that was only because I had to start complaining about not being able to see. I actually ended up being legally blind in one eye. I just figured everybody had an eye that was worse than the other. Nobody told me otherwise, everybody actually thought I just wanted glasses because all my friends got them. And yes we should find a new doc sooner. We are just new to the area and I haven't had a chance to do a Google search and find somebody yet. I did set up an appointment with a dentist. He's got molars growing in almost completely and the teeth between haven't cut yet.
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Re: First eye and dental exam

Postby autumnstorey » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:30 pm

At his 12 month check up they never mentioned anything about getting his teeth or eyes looked at. But at 15 month check up they actually had the never to look at me crazy when I said they hadn't been checked yet. His teeth have been checked this passed month and he goes for his eyes next week. We actually had ours scheduled at the same time and they had to cancel his because that location didn't have the necessary equipment for small children. It's funny, the lady who scheduled both of our appointments got fired like a week later and everybody said she was an idiot.
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