Protect Your Child’s Changing Vision
As a parent, you want the best for your child. From the moment they are born, we make every effort to ensure that they are healthy and happy. In addition to addressing your child’s changing physical and emotional needs, it is also important to help your child develop healthy vision and protect their eyesight against potential problems.
In many cases, your pediatrician may provide some insight on your child’s eye health by a conducting base-level screening to detect obvious abnormalities. However, to gain true peace of mind that your child’s vision is developing properly, you will want to explore a more detailed examination program.
Explore the Benefits of the InfantSEE Program
InfantSEE, is a public health program that is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness. Under the program, Dr Mary Gregory at Uptown Eye Care will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment for your 6-12 month old child, at no cost.
The program is offered by Uptown Eye Care as a no-cost public service to encourage infant vision wellness and ongoing care.
The program offers many benefits to parents and infants, including:
Enhanced insight: While pediatricians may offer helpful information on your infant’s vision health, the tests they are able to conduct are limited in nature. The InfantSEE program provides enhanced insight into your child’s developing vision and any needs they may have. Because infants are not born knowing how to see they must develop this sense. This examination ensures that their development is already progressing appropriately.
Early detection: The comprehensive testing involved in the InfantSEE program offers the best possible chance for early detection of serious conditions, including cancer, cataracts and glaucoma. This early detection makes treatment much more manageable and effective.
Education: Your child’s vision needs will change as they grow and develop. The InfantSEE program provides helpful education on how you can help to promote vision development and health as your child ages.
Wellness planning: Many eye problems arise from conditions that can be identified by an eye doctor in the infant’s first year of life. The InfantSEE program helps your optometrist diagnose any conditions that may exist, such as amblyopia or a lazy eye, and begin planning for their treatment to minimize their impact on the child’s vision.
Pain-free exams: The InfantSEE exam is a relatively simple procedure that involves simple instruments and no discomfort to your child. During the exam, you have the option of holding your baby on your lap or many times Dr Gregory will conduct much of her testing while your child is playing. Optometrists but will typically evaluate visual acuity, refraction, motility, alignment, binocularity and overall eye health.
Dr. Mary Gregory from Uptown Eye Clinic offers additional insight on the importance of the InfantSEE program and the benefits it provides.
“As your child’s vision is developing, we certainly want to step in and redirect it if it is moving in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Gregory. “If we don’t have that vision working correctly, it can cause a lot of problems for that child, including personal, social and academic issues.”
The InfantSEE program offers you the ability to take an active role in your child’s vision health, an important aspect of any child’s developmental process.
Please call Uptown Eye Care to schedule your baby’s no cost comprehensive eye assessment today at 763-271-2020.
Watch Uptown Eye Care’s Dr. Mary Gregory talk about the importance of infant eye exams on Kare 11 news.
InfantSEE Program featured on Kare 11