I 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:
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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