Infants should receive a comprehensive baseline eye exam between the ages of 6 and 12 months, immediately after the critical period when the eye undergoes rapid and profound changes and is therefore most vulnerable to interference with normal development.
We feel so strongly about the importance of healthy vision that participating member optometrists will provide a no cost comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment within the first year of life.
InfantSEE, developed by the American Optometric Association and Johnson & Johnson Vision, is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.
InfantSEE is comprised of nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry volunteering their services across the country.
Over 140,000 infants have received comprehensive eye assessments since the inception of the program in 2005.
1 in 5 preschoolers have vision problems, and by the time they enter school, 25% will need or wear corrective lenses
School screenings provide fewer than 4% of the eye tests needed to help children see and miss up to 75% of children with vision problems. Of the children found to have eye problems through screening, 61% never visit the doctor and get help.
As a registered provider through the InfantSEE program, I offer a no-cost examination to infants between the ages of 6-12 months. If any follow-up care or treatment is needed, I will make those recommendations to the parents and they can seek that care with the provider of their choice. Program details are available at www.infantsee.org. For your convenience a printable Medical History Form is available is available at this link ... Confidential Infant History.