All Roswell Eye Clinic doctors participate in the InfantSee program. InfantSEE program is a public health program that provides a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants 6-12 months old without access to insurance coverage.
While many parents may think that a vision screening is enough, a study funded by the National Eye Institute found that even the most sophisticated vision screening tools, administered by the most highly-trained vision screeners, will miss one-third of children with an eye or vision disorder. InfantSEE provides early intervention using necessary specialized equipment and procedures — which are not available as part of most vision screenings. During an InfantSEE assessment a doctor of optometry will test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye movement ability, eye health problems and discuss patient and family history.
Comprehensive eye and vision care is important to detect problems early to ensure babies have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn. The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling an infant’s first eye exam around six months of age, immediately after the eye undergoes rapid and profound changes and is therefore most vulnerable to interference with healthy development.