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?
Our doctors will use specialized testing and techniques to answer these questions and determine if your infant is at risk for any eye and/or vision problems like amblyopia or lazy eye, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and others. Please take a moment to fill out the patient history form by clicking on the link below before bringing your infant in for the InfantSEE examination. You can also find more information at the InfantSEE website linked below. Official InfantSEE Wesbite