Infant Care

Our doctors encourage every parent to have their infants eyes examined within the first year of life. This comprehensive examination will look at the infant's vision and ocular health. Every infant should have an examination as a part of their baby wellness check ups. We encourage examination between 6 to 12 months of age.

Dr. Laura Windsor is a member of the American Optometric Association's InfantSee program. Through this public health program Dr. Laura donates her time to examine infants under one year old at no cost to the parents. The visual and ocular health and wellness is of the upmost importance for all your children and should begin within the first year.

An infant exam begins with the doctor looking at the infant's eye muscle movements, the ability of the eyes to track objects and pupil responses. Then the staff will instill an eye drop which will decrease the baby's ability to change focus which allows the doctor to use specialized equipment to check the refractive status of the infant. This also dilates the baby's eyes and allows our doctors to check the internal structures of the eye including the retina and optic nerves.

If you have an infant and would like to have their eyes examined, please call our office to set up an appointment.