UAB Eye Care will conduct free infant eye exams April 8

The UAB School of Optometry is offering free eye examinations for infants between 6 and 12 months.
Written by: Hannah Bae
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SOO Infant Vision Milestones eye exams SOO Infant Vision Milestones eye exams The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry’s clinical arm, UAB Eye Care, will be offering free eye exams for healthy infants between ages 6 and 12 months from 1-4 p.m. Monday, April 8.

While complimentary, the eye exam is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (205) 934-3058. Appointments will be held at the UAB Eye Care clinic, located at 1716 University Blvd.

This event is through InfantSEE®, a public health program developed in 2005 by the American Optometric Association and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Nationwide, the InfantSEE® program has been responsible for discovering retinal cancers and other vision-threatening disorders in infants.

According to the American Optometric Association, one in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed vision problems. Clinical data have supported a need for early screening for infants. A comprehensive infant eye assessment at 6 to 12 months of age is recommended by the American Optometric Association, even if no issues with vision are apparent.