Developmental vision problems or eye health problems can occur in infants. These are easier to correct if treatment begins early. An eye screening by a pediatrician does not adequately test for visual developmental deficits or refractive errors.
When Should an Infant or Child Have their First Eye Exam?
An infant should have a complete eye exam with a kids' eye doctor by six (6) months. With a pediatric residency trained optometrist, we are equipped to do the special developmental testing that can detect and treat early childhood eye disease or developmental vision problems, such as amblyopia, strabismus, anisometropia and/or visual-motor delays.
We are an InfantSEE provider and more information about this program can be found at: http://www.infantsee.org/