For parents


Children often don’t realize they have a vision problem because they think everyone sees the same way they do. In fact, approximately 30 million children in the U.S. have undetected vision problems, which may interfere with their learning development.

The fact is that children may be more responsive to treatment when a vision problem is detected early. As a family of brands whose mission is to help you find the best care for your eyes, THEeyeSOLUTIONTM teamed up with Dr. Catherine McDaniel to create an eBook that discusses the importance of early childhood eye exams.

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Get your child ready for their first eye exam with this charming story about Howard the Hedgehog. From a fun puppet show to cool 3D glasses, Howard shows the class that visiting the eye doctor isn’t scary at all. It’s a lot of fun!


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Dr. Iris and Howard having fun learning about eye health.

About the Author

As an Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry and the Chief of the Pediatric Optometry Clinic at The Ohio State University, Dr. McDaniel knows the extreme importance of eye health. And as a mother of two, she is also intimately aware of the importance of eye exams for children. At her 9-month-old daughter’s routine infant eye exam, it was discovered that she needed glasses to correct her vision. Because of this early intervention, Dr. McDaniel was able to help protect her daughter against potential vision loss. She hopes that by reading Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam, parents will be inspired to schedule an eye exam for their own children.

Dr. Catherine McDaniel, OD, MS, FAAO, with Ms. Owl and Howard.