Optometrist Dr. Trisha Morehouse participates in the InfantSEE® public health program to provide free, comprehensive infant eye and vision assessments to babies between 6 and 12 months of age.
Facts About Infant Eyesight
- Vision development and eye health problems can be corrected more easily if treatment is started early
- One in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye/vision problems
- The American Public Health Association encourages eye examinations at the ages of six months, two years, and four years
- Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States and the most prevalent handicapping condition during childhood
What will Dr. Morehouse test for?
- Excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
- Eye movement ability
- Eye health problems including strabismus and amblyopia (lazy eye)
Why should I have my baby’s eyes checked at 6 to 12 months?
- Successful treatment can be obtained more quickly with early intervention
- At six months, children have reached a number of critical developmental milestones, including vision development
- Many visual abilities are fully functioning by six months
- Interference with development during this critical phase may lead to serious lifelong effects on vision
- It’s FREE!
To set up your FREE appointment with Dr. Morehouse at Yorkshire Eye Clinic, call (605) 692-7315.