InfantSEE

Children’s Visual Development

The first year of a child’s life is crucial for the development of their vision. You should monitor their visual changes throughout this first year to ensure healthy eyes and that their vision is developing normally.

BIRTH TO 4 MONTHS

At birth, primary focus is on objects 8-10 inches away (usually a parent’s face)Beginning of eye-hand coordination, though eyes do not always track together in first monthsTracks and reaches for moving objects at around 3 monthsBeginning of ability to focus on near objects and faces

5 TO 8 MONTHS

Improved control of eye movements and eye-body coordinationBeginning of depth perceptionGood color vision

9 TO 12 MONTHS

Improved hand-eye coordination and ability to grasp objects with thumb and forefingerAbility to judge distances and throw more accuratelyMore prevalent eye contact

1 TO 2 YEARS

Well developed hand-eye coordination and depth perceptionHighly interested in environmentRecognize familiar objectsRecognize pictures in booksAbility to scribble with crayon or pencil
BIRTH TO 4 MONTHS
At birth, primary focus is on objects 8-10 inches away (usually a parent’s face)Beginning of eye-hand coordination, though eyes do not always track together in first monthsTracks and reaches for moving objects at around 3 monthsBeginning of ability to focus on near objects and faces
5 TO 8 MONTHS
Improved control of eye movements and eye-body coordinationBeginning of depth perceptionGood color vision
9 TO 12 MONTHS
Improved hand-eye coordination and ability to grasp objects with thumb and forefingerAbility to judge distances and throw more accuratelyMore prevalent eye contact
1 TO 2 YEARS
Well developed hand-eye coordination and depth perceptionHighly interested in environmentRecognize familiar objectsRecognize pictures in booksAbility to scribble with crayon or pencil

When Should You Bring Your Child in for their First Eye Exam?

What is InfantSEE®?

The Eye Doctors are excited to be one of the members of the American Optometric Association certified to provide InfantSEE®.  This nationwide public health program was created by the partnership between the American Optometric Association (AOA), The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and Optometry’s Charity™ – The AOA Foundation to offer access to necessary vision care for infants.InfantSEE® is a one-time professional eye care assessment for children between the ages of 6-12 months and comes at no cost regardless of insurance.  The goal is to offer crucial vision care for children at a critical stage in their visual development to detect any potential eye issues early on and to ensure healthy vision for the future.

The InfantSEE® Mission

The Eye Doctors are committed to providing this in-depth vision assessment for infants to ensure children have the eye care they need for healthy vision development.  The InfantSEE® program is able to identify potential sight-threatening risks for preventative care and reduces the impact of eye conditions like amblyopia that can lead to sight impairment.  It is also dedicated to empowering parents with the information they need to care for their children’s eyes with education on key factors like visual acuity, eye movement and alignment, and overall eye health.You can learn more about InfantSEE® on their website, www.infantsee.org.

Schedule an InfantSEE® Appointment with Tampa or Trinity Eye Doctors

You can ensure your child’s healthy visual development with The Eye Doctors.  This is a no cost program that gives your child the early eye care they need for their future vision health.  Schedule an appointment today with our Tampa or Trinity eye doctors or call our office at 813-632-2020 for more information on this important vision service!

The Eye Doctors New Tampa

19070 Bruce B Downs Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33647

The Eye Doctors Trinity

2740 Seven Springs Blvd,
New Port Richey, FL 34655

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