It’s raining cute babies here at the DVG today! Nathan and Delaney just had great InfantSEE exams and have received adorable Baby Banz sunglasses! SO important to protect all babies and children from UV light with sunglasses while outside. We’ll be giving out Baby Banz sunglasses to all InfantSEE exams (while supplies last!)
Why do babies need eye exams??
An InfantSEE® assessment between six and 12 months of age is recommended to determine if an infant is at risk for eye or vision disorders. Since many eye problems arise from conditions that can be identified by an eye doctor in the infant’s first year of life, a parent can give an infant a great gift by seeking an InfantSEE® assessment in addition to the wellness evaluation of the eyes that is done by a pediatrician or family practice doctor.
One in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems, yet only 13 percent of mothers with children younger than 2 years of age said they had taken their babies to see an eye and vision care professional for a regular check-up or well-care visit. Moreover, many children at risk for eye and vision problems are not being identified at an early age, when many of those problems might be prevented or more easily corrected. Some 4.02 million children were born in 2004, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In approximately 4 percent, strabismus will develop, and amblyopia will develop in 3 percent-this equates to as many as 100,000 infants born each year who are at risk for serious eye and vision problems.
Call the office to schedule a no-cost InfantSEE exam for you baby!