Our office is proud to participate with InfantSEE®.
Please mention InfantSEE® when scheduling an appointment.
Take care of your infant’s eyes with a no cost infant eye exam!
The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in 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 a child has healthy vision for successful development-now and in the future.
InfantSEE® is a public health program, managed by Optometry’s Charity™ – The AOA Foundation, designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.
Advanced Eyecare Professionals’ optometrists participate with the InfantSEE® program to ensure healthy vision for our community’s infants. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment within the first year of life at no cost, regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.
One in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems by the time they are 18 years of age. However, a survey fielded by BabyCenter.com, on behalf of the AOA, reveals that nearly half of new and expectant mothers mistakenly believe that because a baby’s eyes are changing and their vision is developing in their first year of life, it is best to wait until the child is older to get them screened by an eye care professional.
This discrepancy suggests a lack of understanding about the importance of early intervention. If left untreated, eye and vision problems can impact learning and may lead to permanent vision impairment.