InfantSee: No Cost Exams for Infants 6-12 mos of Age

  • Infants should receive a comprehensive baseline eye exam between the ages of 6 and 12 months, immediately after the critical period when the eye undergoes rapid and profound changes and is therefore most vulnerable to interference with normal development.

  • We feel so strongly about the importance of healthy vision that participating member optometrists will provide a no cost comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment within the first year of life.

  • InfantSEE, developed by the American Optometric Association and Johnson & Johnson Vision, is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.

  • InfantSEE is comprised of nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry volunteering their services across the country.

  • Over 140,000 infants have received comprehensive eye assessments since the inception of the program in 2005.

  • 1 in 5 preschoolers have vision problems, and by the time they enter school, 25% will need or wear corrective lenses

  • School screenings provide fewer than 4% of the eye tests needed to help children see and miss up to 75% of children with vision problems. Of the children found to have eye problems through screening, 61% never visit the doctor and get help.
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