Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, at about 6 months your baby should have his or her first eye examination by your doctor of optometry.
Things that the optometrist will test for include:
These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.
InfantSEE® is the American Optometric Association’s public health program 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, the Doctors at Verona Vision Care provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service.Download InfantSEE History Form