Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at 6 months.
Things that the Optometrist will test for include:
- excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or
- eye movement ability
- eye health problems
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®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service.
Dr. Cockrell is on the founding board of Optometry Cares – the AOA foundation that started the InfantSee program. Optometry Cares’ mission is to expand eye health and vision care access to everyone in the United States in order to enhance human performance and quality of life.
Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation manages six entities including InfantSEE®, VISION USA, Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief, Endowment Fund and Archives and Museum of Optometry.
Contact Cockrell Eyecare Center today to schedule your infant’s complimentary vision screening. Call us at (405) 372-1715.