Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam

Dr. Catherine McDaniel is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry who is featured in the June 2016 issue of Women in Optometry.

Catherine McDaniel

“Professional writer Michelle Weed visited me at the Pediatric Clinic at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Optometry to see what a pediatric vision exam entails, including tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, acuity and eye health. We wanted to ensure that parents would understand that a pediatric vision exam is comprehensive and different than a vision screening in a pediatrician’s office. We also wanted to reassure children that eye exams were nothing to be afraid of and could, in fact, be fun.”  The result is this:


Parents can download the eBook to read to their child on their eReader.  For those who don’t have an eReader, there’s a PDF version as well.  I particularly like this passage:

“Not everyone needs glasses,” said Howard.  “Dr. Iris told me that kids with certain vision problems get to do exercises instead.”

Beautiful job by Dr. McDaniel!

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