It’s sometimes assumed that the specialized eye care that we offer at Sanaga Optical can wait until children are older, but the truth is that it is important to be proactive with kids from a very early age. And that is exactly why your pediatric eye doctor in Mt. Clare is a proud participant in the program called Infantsee, in which children under a year old can get their first examination free of charge.
One thing that is just as true in children as it is in adults is that there are a variety of potential eye conditions that can develop and progress without any obvious symptoms. Certainly, there are emergencies that are easy to detect, because the indications are unmistakable. The purpose of Infantsee is to be proactive and diagnose hidden ailments and issues that your child might be suffering from. The program is a public health initiative for kids that are between the ages of 6 and 12 months. The logic behind this is that there are potential eye problems that children can be born with, such as cataracts, or which form in the very early months of their lives. Our pediatric eye doctor in Mt. Clare conducts a thorough and complete exam, so that if there are concerns that need to be addressed, they can be treated in a timely manner. And if the exam reveals no problems at all, you can most likely wait until your child is ready to begin school before bringing him or her in for the next checkup.
We want to stress once again that thanks to Infantsee and our pediatric eye doctor in Mt. Clare, there is no charge for this early examination. All you have to do is call our office and schedule an appointment to come in with her or him. It’s ideal for your peace of mind, but more important, it’s key to making sure that your child’s eye health is a top priority.