Helping Infants to Establish a Lifetime of Healthy Vision
Cooing, sitting up and crawling are signs that an infant is growing. Her vision has stages of development, but this process rarely has visible signs.
Optometrists encourage parents to include a trip to the optometrist on 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 an infant has healthy vision for successful development—now and in the future.
InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry’s Charity™ – The AOA Foundation, is 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, AOA optometrists provide a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.
Visit http://www.infantsee.org for more information.