BABY’S FIRST EYE EXAM
A baby’s first visit to an optometrist should happen between 6 and 12 months of age. This is a critical time for eye and vision development and early detection of any problems can help with long term vision.
During the eye exam, the infant will sit on his or her parent’s lap. Dr. Curtis uses different lights, toys, and lenses to check that the infant’s eyes are working together and that there are no significant issues that will interfere with proper vision development. Specially formulated eye-drops are used to dilate the infant’s pupils which afford Dr. Curtis a better look inside the eye to ensure good health. Infants generally find the eye exam painless and fun!
Did you know that 1 out of 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problems, and 56% of mothers and expectant mothers are not certain of when the most critical age is for the development of eyesight.