The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the The Vision Care Insititute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., have partnered to create InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide. Through InfantSEE®, participating optometrists will provide a one-time comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income.
The InfantSEE® program:
* Provides no-cost access to an eye-care doctor who has the instruments and resources not available to general-care doctors like pediatricians and family physicians.
* Detects potential problems that, if undetected, may lead to learning and developmental issues later.
* Gives new parents the peace of mind that their infant’s vision is developing properly.
During the InfantSEE® exam they do many of the same things that are performed in an adult exam but using different techniques. Your baby will sit in your lap and the exam will be a fun game to them. They use lights, toys and lens to determine the health and visual status of your baby’s eyes. They will also use some drops to look inside the eye to make sure the eyes are healthy!