As parents, we tend to study our babies' eyes. They're wonderful portals to interpreting pre-verbal emotions and general state of being.
Well, it turns out parents aren't the only people who should be looking into those beautiful eyes.
Eye professionals recommend that children have eye exams at 6 months, 2 years, and 4 years. And that first year of life exam is offered free to children in the US (regardless of income) through a program called InfantSEE.
When Jim was young his lazy eye went undiagnosed. The consequences of this missed diagnosis can be total loss of vision in the affected eye in adulthood.
We're taking our son for early vision screening so we don't repeat this mistake.
It turns out that 1 out of 10 children is at risk for undiagnosed eye and vision problems.
Keep those eyes as healthy as they are beautiful- visit an InfantSEE participating optometrist for a free evaluation between 6 and 12 months.