At what age should my child have their eyes checked?
This is an excellent question, and one that many new parents do not know the answer to. According to the American Optometric Association, children should have their first eye exam at 6 months. This exam explores whether the child’s eyes are growing and functioning as they should. InfantSEE is a public health program that is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness. Caring for the eyes and maintaining their health early, improves a child’s quality of life. Under the InfantSEE program, optometrists volunteer to perform a comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants between the ages of 6 months to 1 year, regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage. The eye doctors at Vision Center P.C. are proud to participate in this program and we encourage anyone with an infant in this age range to consider this free service to ensure that your child’s eyes and visual system are developing properly. Our children have a wonder future ahead of them and their eyes will lead them to get there!