This is a sponsored message on behalf of InfantSEE
When it comes to your baby’s eyesight, it’s important to start eye exams early. In fact, the American Optometric Association recommends babies have their first around 6 months of age, which is when their eyes undergo pretty big changes. And to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of every family’s infant wellness care, InfantSEE provides access to comprehensive infant eye assessments with participating doctors of optometry free of charge.
With an estimated 1 in 5 preschoolers having vision problems, there are ways that parents can help assure that their child’s eyes and vision are developing properly – from watching signs for any eye and vision problems to seeking professional eye care. This starts with a comprehensive eye assessment at around 6 months.
During that assessment, the optometrist will make sure your child’s eyes are developing normally, and check for any issues, such as near or farsightedness, lazy eyes, crossed eyes or in severe cases, cancer.
And thanks to InfantSEE, a public service program managed by Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, families can bring their child (6 to 12 months of age) to a participating optometrist for a free comprehensive infant eye assessment, regardless of their family income or insurance coverage.
With so many important visits and exams that babies need to help give them the best start, it’s so helpful that programs like InfantSEE are available, making it so much easier for all families to have access to such crucial care.
To learn more about InfantSEE and find a provider near you, visit InfantSEE.org.
This is a sponsored message on behalf of InfantSEE.