The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at six months. Although you may not be able to see any problems with your baby’s vision, you won’t be sure without an assessment, and early detection of any problems is extremely important.
A comprehensive infant eyesight assessment will test for excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, correct range of eye movement, and eye health problems which may be present. While these issues aren’t common, identifying them early is key in addressing them and providing treatment.
Central Montana Eyecare participates in InfantSEE®, a public health program managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation. InfantSEE helps ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care. Participating optometrists provide comprehensive infant eye assessments beginning between six and twelve months of age at no cost. Central Montana Eyecare doctors Mindy Sterner Leach and Morgan Leach are participating optometrists in the program.