Skip to main content
Book Exam
Map
Menu

5200 Douglas Drive, Crystal, MN 55429

InfantSEE®

Dr Chase InfantSee exams

We are proud to be a member of the American Optometric Association and to be enrolled as InfantSEE® providers. This is a one-time service which offers early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income or ability to pay.

InfantSEE® is a public health program, to ensure that optometric eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.

The InfantSEE® Program’s Mandate

  1. Dr. Chase InfantSeeIdentify and treat risk factors that may have adverse effects on eye and vision health.
  2. Reduce the impact of amblyopia (presently 1 in 30) and other conditions that may lead to impairments and/or loss of sight, or affect a child’s spatial and cognitive development, through early identification.
  3. Educate parents about the importance of eye care for their children.
    1. Visual Acuity
    2. Refractive Status
    3. Eye Movement
    4. Eye Alignment/Binocular Potential
    5. Eye Health

In an effort to encourage infant eye and vision assessments and ensure they are accessible to everyone, the American Optometric Association (AOA), and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and Optometry’s Charity™ – The AOA Foundation, partnered to create InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide.

Through InfantSEE®, Optometrists provide a one-time, comprehensive eye and vision assessment to babies in their first year of life, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 months, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income or ability to pay.

Our Goals

Dr. S InfantSeeThough babies can’t talk, optometrists use their clinical education, training and experience, along with instruments such as lighted toys to provide non-invasive eye and vision assessments for infants.

According to new data collected by the American Optometric Association (AOA) there is a growing need for early vision examination in infants. The data showed that two groups at greater risk for visual concerns were premature babies and minority babies.

Parents may learn more about the importance of infant vision care and the InfantSEE® program by logging on to www.infantsee.org. Please call our office to schedule your baby’s InfantSEE® assessment.

Stages of Vision Development

Most parents believe that vision is something that just develops naturally, and therefore does not need to be checked until school-age when it has already fully developed. The truth is that vision is learned – and the most critical stages of vision development occur in the first year of life.

AGE
VISION DEVELOPMENT
At Birth
  • Focus on objects less than a foot away, such as mom’s face when nursing
By 3 Months
  • Follows moving objects and reaches for things
  • It is normal for a child’s eyes to not always track together for first 6-8 weeks
By 6 Months
  • Both eyes should focus equally; brainwaves can demonstrate ability to see 20/20 detail
  • Eye/body coordination skills develop
By 9 Months
  • Eye contact begins to replace physical contact
  • Eye/body coordination skills develop further
By 12 Months
  • Uses both eyes to judge distance

Contact us today to schedule your baby’s free eye examination.

Dear valued patients,

We take our commitment to keeping our patients and team safe and healthy in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. We want to share our plan to maintain social distancing and sanitation measures while you are at our clinic.

We ask patients to complete necessary paperwork online if possible. Patients will receive an email prior to their appointment with a link to the forms.

For everyone’s safety, we are requiring all staff and patients to wear masks.

When you arrive in our parking lot, call us at 763-537-3213 to let us know you are here for your appointment. Our front doors will remain locked during business hours. Our front desk team will ask you general health questions to rule out the presence of COVID-19 symptoms.

When you enter the building:

Staff will ask you to use hand sanitizer and then you will complete any necessary paperwork that you were not able to complete online.

A technician will then escort you to a pre-testing room where you will be asked to wash your hands. We ask that you follow the CDC’s recommendation of washing your hands thoroughly, for a full 20 seconds, with soap and water.

Rest assured that every surface and every piece of equipment you come into contact with has been sanitized prior to the arrival of each and every patient entering our practice, and it will be cleaned again as you exit each area.

The team will be frequently washing their hands between interactions as per our usual protocol, and you’ll also see hand sanitizer throughout the practice for your use, as well.

If you’re wanting to purchase glasses, there is a similar protocol in place to ensure safe interaction with the cleaning of frames and minimal contact with our optical team. Please follow their direction if eyewear is needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us. We are currently working an abbreviated schedule with limited staff available from 10-5 Monday-Friday.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation,

Your Crystal Vision Clinic Eye Care Team