Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Rochester Optical is proud to announce our participation in the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) InfantSee program that offers free eye exams for infants. The InfantSEE program checks a child’s vision, refractive status, binocular (eye teaming) coordination, eye movement and focusing skills, peripheral awareness, and eye health. The program starts October 25th, 2012. Learn more about InfantSee at http://www.infantsee.org.
According to the American Optometric Association’s 2008 American Eye-Q® survey, 97 percent of mothers of children younger than 2 years of age say they do everything they can to ensure their children’s health, but only 13 percent of them say their babies have seen an eye and vision care professional for a regular check-up or well-care visit.
“I recommend and strongly encourage every infant to have an eye exam between 6-12 months.” Dr. Vadim Guy, an optometrist at Rochester Optical’s Greece location says. “Children should also have an eye exam at 3 years old and prior to entering school at 5 years of age.”
Children with risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. The AOA says those risk factors include a family history of vision problems, premature birth, and infection during pregnancy among other factors.
For more information, or to set up an appointment, or call Rochester Optical’s Greece location (585) 723-2020.
Early diagnosis and treatment will help student reach their potential in school. Experts say that over 80 percent of what a child learns in school is presented visually.
Rochester Optical has manufactured high-quality lenses and eyewear since 1932. It has three retail locations in metropolitan Rochester including Greece, Perinton and Downtown Rochester, with a fourth soon to open soon near the University of Rochester. Rochester Optical provides unparalleled customer service and the best brands on the market.