Pediatric & Infant Eye Exam 

Pediatric & Infant Eye Exam 

We provide comprehensive eye exams to all pediatric patients. Boerne Vision Center is also proud to be the first office Boerne to participate in the InfantSEE® program. InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at 6 months.

 

During the assessment, there are no shots or cold stethoscopes. We will test for:

  • Excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • Eye movement ability
  • Eye health problems

Many infants seem to enjoy the “games” that are played as part of the professional assessment. After the visit, it is recommended the next exam to be scheduled at 3 years old, then again at 5 years old, before kindergarten. Yearly eye exams are recommended for school-age children and teens. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early. These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at a young age.  

To learn more or donate please visit: Infantsee.org

Infant-SEE

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If your child does not have insurance or is having trouble paying for an exam, you may also qualify for a free or low cost eye exam through https://sightsaversamerica.org/ or https://vspglobal.com/cms/vspglobal-outreach/gift-certificates.html . We participate with these national programs and local programs through the Hill Country Family Services (HCFS) https://www.hcfstx.org/ to provide eye care for those in need.



 

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