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 comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants six to twelve months of age 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, yet only 13 percent of children younger than 2 years of age have seen an eye and vision care professional for a regular check-up or well-care visit. 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 baby has healthy vision for successful development now and in the future. During the exam, our doctors look for answers to the same questions you are:
- Does the patient history suggest a problem?
- Can the baby see?
- Are the eyes straight?
- Are the eyes healthy?
- Is intervention necessary?