Did you know? One in 10 infants has undetected vision problems, ranging from crossed eyes to cancer.
“Early intervention is essential for maintaining infant eye and vision health,” informs Glen Steele, OD, optometrist and chair of the InfantSEE committee (a public health program of Optometry Cares—The AOA foundation), so it’s critical that parents schedule a comprehensive exam prior to their child’s first birthday.
But just how does a doctor assesses a baby who’s too young to read an eye chart? Specially designed visual acuity evaluations, which test eyes’ ability to perform tasks like fixating on a specific object, are used to measure early ocular development.
Look into your child's eye health today for peace of mind and a clearer vision into her tomorrow.