What All Pediatricians Should Know: InfantSEE−−A National Resource for Early Vision Assessment

Visual health and an intact visual system are essential to normal development. Many of the early markers for cognitive, social emotional, and communication development directly measure visual milestones: eye contact, tracking, object permanence, reciprocal smile, visual attention, and exploration. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to understand the visual status of patients as part of a comprehensive medical and developmental evaluation. We know that developmental disorders are very common. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disorder in 2006-2008…

Vision problems can be easily missed and if left untreated, these visual problems not only effect vision but school and can become barriers in learning and performance for kids.

Pediatricians and family practitioners should all be advocating for early vision assessments for their patients and be aware of federally supported public health programs such as the InfantSEE program, which provides comprehensive evaluations for infants. Information on the InfantSEE program can be found at http://www.infantsee.org

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A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom and on the sports field.
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