All babies can receive a FREE EYE EXAM in their first year of life.
The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development.
InfantSEE™ is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no-cost public health service.
Participating doctors found at www.InfantSEE.org
For more information about InfantSEE, call (888) 396-3937 or InfantSEE.org
FREE Hearing & Vision Screens for
Screenings provided by VBISD Family Links & Lions of Michigan Project Kidsight
Young children (age 1 to kindergarten entry) can be screened with child-friendly equipment at the PAL Groups. Screens run 9:30 - 11:00 am and are provided by VBISD Family Links and Lions Project Kidsight. For upcoming dates go to Calendar. Or contact VBISD Early Care & Education (269) 539-5214.
Parent Permission is Required: Forms available at the group. Child can be brought by someone else, but the parent or legal guardian must have signed the forms.
CLICK HERE for copies of the forms.
Click here for additional vision & hearing information
Community Dental Services
These programs offer services to children seniors, patients of Medicaid, low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, individuals with no dental insurance, individuals who are in nursing homes or are home bound, and others in need of dental care they could not otherwise afford.
Van Buren/ Cass County District Health Department
Michigan Community Dental Clinics
Hartford: 57418 CR 681, Hartford, MI 49057 269-621-3143
Mattawan: 23200 Red Arrow Hwy, Mattawan, MI 49071
269-668-6715 or 1-855-668-1200
Dowagiac: 302 S. Front St., Dowagiac, MI 49047 269-782-0064
Van Buren County InterCare Community Health Network: 855.869.6900
Bangor location: 308 Charles Street, Bangor, MI 49013
Pullman location: 5498 109th Avenue, Pullman, MI 49450
Emergency services, Exams, Xrays, Cleanings, Fillings, Extractions, Sealants
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program: 269-488-4338
Appointments are available by calling the KVCC Dental Hygiene Clinic at
269-488-4338; 6767 West O Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Students provide complete dental hygiene care to the general public. The appointments are initially 3 hours in length, allowing time for the students to collect the data necessary to make a complete dental hygiene diagnosis with a treatment plan that fills the client’s dental hygiene needs. The faculty evaluates students during the appointment to assess students’ progress. Depending on your dental hygiene needs, additional appointments may be required.
Resources from the Michigan Dental Association:
Michigan Department of Community Health:
Medicaid: 1-800-975-7630 MIChild: 1-888-988-6300