Does Your Infants Vision Make The Grade?

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Undiagnosed and uncorrected eye and vision problems in children are a public health concern. InfantSEE, a program of Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, offers no-cost eye and vision assessments for babies 6-12 months old.

Did you know that even if no eye or vision problems are apparent babies need their first eye assessment at 6 months?

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/XcBGe---Vs0

Undiagnosed and uncorrected eye and vision problems in children are a public health concern and the American Optometric Association and Optometry Cares are urging all parents and caregivers to ensure their children get regular in-person, comprehensive eye exams with a doctor of optometry.

Infants should receive a comprehensive baseline eye exam between 6 and 12 months of age, immediately after the eye undergoes rapid and profound changes and is therefore most vulnerable to interference with healthy development.

To encourage all parents and caregivers to get in person, comprehensive eye exams for their children, AOA and Optometry Cares teamed with Dr. James Deom, YourUpdate TV and D S Simon Media on a nationwide media tour. Dr. Deom discussed the need for vision assessments for babies 6 to 12 months of age, demonstrated what goes on during an eye assessment, and discussed the InfantSEE program.

Routine vision screenings cannot be relied on to catch most vision problems. In fact, these tests fail to catch a wide variety of eye and overall health conditions that only a comprehensive eye exam can catch

  • Even if problems are detected, 61 percent of those children with a problem will not receive appropriate follow-up. Evidence demonstrates that the best course of action is following an annual eye exam schedule.

Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.

About InfantSEE:
InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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