Early detection is the key to resolution of many childhood eye issues. We volunteer in the nationwide InfantSEE program offering a free-of-charge early childhood eye health screening during a child’s first year. See the InfantSEE web site for more information and call our office to set up an examination.
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.