Pediatric Hearing & Vision Screenings

Summit County Public Health normally provides in-person pediatric hearing and vision screening. Because of physical distancing protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are not currently providing these services.

However, early diagnosis and appropriate intervention is the key to normal development and is still extremely important at this time. If you are concerned about your child’s hearing or vision, we encourage you to connect with an eye care or hearing provider, such as those listed below.

Audiologists (Hearing)

  • Kendra Cooper: 970-331-2174; no office, meets with families at school, free for Summit School District students who qualify
  • Hearing Rehab Center: 970-668-8811; seeing children ages 5 and up, accepts all insurance except Medicaid
  • Northwest Hearing: 970-668-4551; seeing all ages, including newborns, accepts private insurance, Medicaid and CHP+
  • Children’s Hospital: 800-624-6553; audiologists on every campus, accepts private insurance, Medicaid and CHP+

Optometrists and Ophthalmologists (Vision)

  • Blue River Vision, Silverthorne: 970-368-6539; accepts private insurance, Medicaid, CHP+
  • Cutler Eye Care: 970-668-0122 (Frisco), 970-468-6591 (Dillon); accepts private insurance, Medicaid, CHP+
  • EyeTech Optometry, Frisco: 970-262-9272; accepts private insurance, Medicaid, CHP+
  • Eyes on Breckenridge: 970-453-6910; accepts private insurance only
  • Lake Dillon Eye Care, Dillon: 970-468-0389; accepts private insurance, Medicaid, CHP+
  • Summit Eye Center, Frisco: 970-668-2020; accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and CHP+

Importance of Childhood Hearing and Vision Screening

There are five reasons why early childhood hearing and vision screening are important:

  1. Hearing and vision problems are not uncommon.
  2. Hearing and vision problems can have major impacts on a child’s development, especially in the first years of life.
  3. Early identification and intervention minimize the effects of a hearing or vision deficiency on a child’s development.
  4. Hearing screening is a quick and effective first step in the process of identifying normal hearing or the need for further evaluation.
  5. Hearing and vision screening may identify conditions that require medical attention.

Vision Resources for Families