Baby Eye ExamsI recommend a baby’s first eye examination by 12 months. Your baby can’t tell you about his eyes, so it’s up to you to make the appointment. I feel so strongly about this first exam that I participate in the American Optometric Association (AOA) InfantSee program. The infant exam is on me!

As your baby grows there are a few signs you can look for that may indicate a vision problem. They include:

  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Excessive blinking
  • Failure to maintain eye contact
  • Inability to maintain  gaze while looking at objects
  • Crossed or misaligned eyes

Remember some children with poor vision do not show obvious signs and need to have regular comprehensive eye exams to detect any eye health issues.

A history of prematurity and delayed motor skills development, plus a family history of poor vision and eye health are also factors indicating an assessment. If you infant is between 9 and 12 months, call the office now for a free infant exam. (707)762-8643.

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