Infant See Program

We are now providers for the Infant See Program!

Why should I take my baby for an eye health exam?

An assessment of eye health is recommended between the ages of six and twelve months to determine if a child is at risk for eye or vision disorders. Many problems arise from conditions that could have been detected at this young age. This examination can be done, free of charge, in the first year of life, and is done in addition to the wellness check performed by a pediatrician.

How many children actually have vision problems?

One in every ten children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problems, yet very few parents of children age two and under say they have taken their children to an eye and vision specialist for a regular check-up.

Why do I need to take someone so young? Won’t it all work itself out later?

Early intervention is not only much more cost effective, but can spare greater risk of more permanent vision difficulties later in life. While the eye is still developing, there is much more opportunity for the correction of many problems.

Amblyopia is a major focus of the InfantSEE public health program. This disorder along with strabismus may affect 10-20 percent of children. Both disorders are able to significantly diminish a child’s future school performance if left undiagnosed and untreated.