Help Your Baby See The World Clearly With InfantSEE

Help Your Baby See The World Clearly With InfantSEE

Great vision means healthy development for your little one

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InfantSEE: Giving your baby the healthy start they deserve

Concerned your child’s vision might be hindering their development?

Do your baby’s eyes not seem to be lining up correctly?

InfantSEE is a public health program, whose goal is to make infant eye care affordable for everyone, regardless of income or access to insurance.

Member optometrists of the American Optometric Association (AOA) that participate in the InfantSEE program commit to providing a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment to all infants 6-12 months old.

Visit our Blue Springs Optical in Blue Springs today to see how we can help your baby thrive!

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

4 Ways to Help Your Baby’s Visual Development

  • Schedule baby’s first eye exam

    Our InfantSEE eye care professionals recommend that your baby’s first exam be scheduled around the time they are 6 months old.

  • Stimulate vision through play

    Interact with your baby by playing visually interesting and stimulating games with colorful toys and moving objects.

  • Encourage exploration

    Help your child explore their world. Encourage crawling, playing in a sandbox, reaching for and holding different toys and objects in their surroundings.

  • Watch for missed milestones

    If your child’s development seems to be unusually slow, speak to your eye doctor to see whether their vision may be part of the issue. Timely treatment may prevent future complications.

Our eye care professionals in Blue Springs know exactly what to look for to ensure that your child’s vision is at its best. We at Blue Springs Optical are dedicated to helping them experience all the beautiful sights the world has to offer.


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  • First, a few questions…
    Your baby’s first eye exam will start with the eye doctor asking you a few questions to learn about your baby’s personal and family health history. Was the baby born prematurely? Is there a history in the family of eye conditions such as astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness)? This information will help your optometrist know what things to look out for during the exam. 
  • Checking your baby’s vision
    Your baby’s eye doctor may choose to dilate their pupils to get a better look at the back of their eyes for signs of eye disease. They will also check for refractive errors and early signs of infection or malformation in the eye, evaluate your baby’s eyes for coordination, and rule-out conditions such as strabismus (crossed-eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye).
  • Vision Correction and Treatment
    If your little one is found to have a refractive error such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, special eyeglasses for infants will be prescribed. Your eye doctor will likely ask you to bring your baby in for further evaluation if they find indications of certain eye diseases or conditions that require treatment.

Your InfantSEE® Treatment Specialist in Blue Springs

Our optometry practice in Blue Springs

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Patient Reviews
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- May. 22, 2024
Excellent service all around. Highly recommend!
- May. 07, 2024
I love my new glasses that I got at Blue Springs Optical, and I love my doctor, she is very thorough... with her exams which I appreciate! All of the staff and doctors are very friendly and helpful!
- May. 04, 2024
The staff was wonderful and Dr. Wilson was very kind and explained everything in details.
- May. 02, 2024
Great experience. Highly recommend Dr. Rich Wilson!
- Apr. 26, 2024
Best care for my eyes I have ever experienced since I began wearing glasses in my teens, and I will ... be 70 in September! Dr. Krause answered all my questions. She is professional and skilled and I just trust her.
- Apr. 19, 2024
Friendly DR and staff, took the time to make sure they got it right the first time, I was unhappy wi... th my previous provider, they could not get my glasses right after 3 attempts, frustrated I decided to switch to Blue Springs Optical, I can see again! So happy I made the switch. Try them I'm sure you will like them as much as I do.
- Apr. 15, 2024
Excellent customer service; everyone in the office was helpful and friendly from scheduling the appo... intment, to check-in, eye exam, selecting and ordering glasses, and returning to pick-up glasses.
- Apr. 05, 2024
Awesome staff and selection options. Thank you
- Apr. 05, 2024
A+ Team!!!
- Mar. 27, 2024
Blue Springs Optical is a tight ship! You won’t be left waiting, and they won’t rush you. The st... aff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Also no scary annoying puffer here. I wouldn’t trust my peepers with anyone other than Dr. Krause!
- Mar. 09, 2024
This is such an amazing place I worked here for 13 years. The staff is trustworthy and friendly. The... Doctors are knowledgeable and really care. The opticians know their stuff and don't recommend low quality materials. Wonderful place.
- Mar. 07, 2024
Friendly staff that helped me navigate all my insurance hurdles.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Great efficient office!
- Feb. 10, 2024
They’re amazing! Everyone here was so nice. They make you feel comfortable and keep conversation g... oing! They aim to help you and get you into a pair of glass that look perfect! I had help getting my glasses and they ARE CUTE. The only place I’ll go from here on out. Lovely people. Amazing vibes and energy! Love it.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Kind, respectful, no hassle, took the time to explained things for the everyday person. Payment was ... made simple with insurance not a drawn out bunch of crud. Great Doctors
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent service and friendly staff
- Jan. 20, 2024
Super nice and very helpful staff and Dr Linderer I'd awesome!
- Jan. 09, 2024
Courtesy and knowledgeable
- Jan. 08, 2024
Great staff. Very thorough, helpful, and accommodating.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Very accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable!

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InfantSEE® FAQs

What is InfantSEE?

InfantSEE is a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation. Its purpose is to make sure that family income and access to insurance coverage do not become obstacles to making eye and vision care an essential part of infant wellness. To that end, AOA member optometrists who are part of the InfantSEE program provide a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment to all infants 6-12 months old.

When should a baby have an eye test?

Within 6-12 months of age. A child’s visual development is most rapid and pronounced within the first year of life and is the period when the foundations of vision and visual skills are laid. If these foundations are undermined by vision conditions, eye diseases or refractive errors, it can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of your child’s life. Thanks to the InfantSEE program, pediatric eye doctors can detect and treat these conditions, to ensure that your child’s vision starts off right.

What‘s the difference between vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam?

The aim of these screenings is to assess visual acuity (whether you have 20/20 vision), and are not meant to detect eye disease and other visual issues that would be found as part of a comprehensive eye exam with your local pediatric eye doctor. As a result, eye diseases such as cataracts or conditions such as amblyopia or strabismus are likely to go undetected, causing more severe damage the longer they go without treatment.


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So, what are you waiting for?

See how InfantSEE can help your baby develop and thrive!

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