Most new parents aren't thinking about eye exams for their little one but visual development is most dramatic between 6...
Most new parents aren't thinking about eye exams for their little one but visual development is most dramatic between 6 and 12 months of age. infantsee_multi-250×130.jpgThe American Optometrist Association recommends that your baby have a vision assessment between 6 and 12 months of age. An assessment at this age can determine if your baby is at risk for eye or vision disorders. Baby vision statistics:
  • One in ten children are at risk from undiagnosed vision problems.
  • Vision problems are far more easily corrected when caught early.
  • Approximately 7% of children will develop vision problems. 7% may not sound like much but that amounts to more than 100,000 babies in the US alone each year at risk for various vision and eye problems.
  • Research reports that just 13% of mothers with children under the age of two have taken their baby for a vision assessment.
Some of our health care plans don't cover vision. If you're in this situation, your baby can get a free vision exam from an InfantSEE provider. InfantSEE is a health program that was designed to make sure that all babies can receive vision care from a nearby provider. To see if it really was as easy as they say, I did a search. I entered my zip code and 160 nearby providers appeared. So make the healthy decision to protect your baby's vision and visit InfantSEE to learn more.

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