The Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision (NFCV) recommmends that a child visit an optometrist for the first time between 6-12 months of age. NFCV encourages families to choose the family eye doctor they are comfortable with.
There is a public service program sponsored by the American Optometric Association that provides no-cost vision assessments to infants.
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. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.