InfantSee is an American Optometric Association initiative we participate in that spearheads the lack of vision care and awareness for our youngest members of society.
The American Optometric Association recommends eye examinations for all children at six months of age, three years of age, five years of age, and every year after. InfantSEE providers offer no cost eye examinations to any and all infants six to twelve months of age. These exams are offered in part to emphasize the importance of early detection and regular care for all ages. To learn more click here. Our participation in this program is consistent with our mission to strengthen our community.
Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at 6 months.
Things that the Optometrist will test for include:
- excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- eye movement ability
- eye health problems
These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.