Many vision problems are best treated in childhood. Early routine eye exams assure that your child’s vision is developing normally. Coordination, concentration, and balance are just a few of the visually integrated abilities that promote healthy physical development throughout childhood.
The American Optometric Association recommends all children have their first eye exam between 6 months and 1 year of age through the InfantSEE program. If no problems were detected at that time, the AOA recommends an exam at 3 years of age, at 5 years of age (before entering kindergarten), and then annually throughout a child’s school years. Parents’ commitment to regular eye exams increases the likelihood of catching vision problems early.
Infants are not born with perfect vision. Vision develops as your little one grows. However, if your child’s vision does not develop properly it can lead to behavioral problems and interfere with the overall development. Several of our doctors are part of a nationwide program, sponsored by the American Optometric Association and Johnson & Johnson, which provides NO COST VISION ASSESSMENTS for infants (6-12 mos.). If your infant has not yet had an eye exam, please call and ask for the InfantSEE® assessment.