According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays, so it is imperative to detect issues as early as possible. It is for this reason that the AOA recommends eye care check-ups starting at age 6 months followed by every two years – even if no eye or vision problems are apparent – and more frequently if experiencing signs that may indicate a vision problem (see signs below).
As a family practice, Crozet Eye Care is one of the few practices that serves children under age 5 in the Greater Charlottesville area. Dr. Franklin is the coordinator of the InfantSEE program in Virginia. As an InfantSEE provider, Crozet Eye Care offers comprehensive eye exams to infants ages 6-12 months at no cost. The team at Crozet Eye Care is trained to work with children of all ages to ensure that check-ups and visits are as comfortable and pleasant as possible for our little patients (our fun prizes and kid's playroom help!).
According to the AOA, the following signs may be indications of eye and vision problems:
If you think your child may have a vision problem, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
In an effort to encourage infant eye and vision assessments and ensure they are accessible to everyone, the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., have partnered to create InfantSEE, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide. Through InfantSEE, doctors of optometry provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants between 6 and 12 months of age, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost, regardless of income.
Dr. Franklin is the Virginia InfantSEE coordinator and a provider. If you are outside of the Charlottesville or surrounding areas, call 1-888-396-EYES (3937) or log on to www.infantsee.org to find an InfantSEE provider near you.
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Crozet Eye Care, Optometrists 325 Four Leaf Lane, Suite 12(Entrance in back)Charlottesville, Virginia 22903Ph: 434.823.4441Fax: 434.823.7620
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