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 Buffalo Eye Clinic in Buffalo 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 Buffalo know exactly what to look for to ensure that your child’s vision is at its best. We at Buffalo Eye Clinic 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 Buffalo

Our optometry practice in Buffalo

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 09, 2024
The people are very nice and informative!
- Dec. 22, 2023
A friend recommended this clinic and I took her up on it. The office staff, techs and Dr. Duberry we... re all very professional and friendly. Felt more like I was getting help from a friend. Dr. Duberry was very thorough and explained everything well for me so we could agree on a plan moving forward.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great experience! Dr. Duberry, Katie, Ashley and the whole team were wonderful. Efficient and profes... sional!
- Nov. 21, 2023
I was a little skeptical about the office after reading some of the bad reviews about their appointm... ents taking a long time and not having a good experience. I decided to give them a try anyways as my insurance covers my visits here. I will say I had the best experience! I was looking for a new office for my family to go to and I will be moving my family to this eye clinic. Thanks to the team for making my first experience a great one!
- Nov. 06, 2023
Excellent care, excellent people and excellent eyewear!
- Oct. 28, 2023
Great service quality and speed in one.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Great place to go for eye care. They always take good care of my eyes and my glasses.
- Oct. 12, 2023
As always, great service.
- Sep. 20, 2023
Buffalo eye clinic has friendly staff. They always treat their patients like family.
- Sep. 03, 2023
As a regular client throughout the years at Buffalo Eye Clinic, I have always received excellent ser... vice. The doctors and staff are professionals and treat every patient with ultimate care.
- Aug. 05, 2023
Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
- May. 15, 2023
Staff are always happy to help, provide their honest opinion, and individualize your visit.
- Apr. 11, 2023
Everyone that works here is very friendly and helpful. I will be back!
- Apr. 11, 2023
Great experience!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Very professional encounter.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Everyone was incredibly friendly and accommodating
- Feb. 06, 2023
The entire team at Buffalo ice center are friendly, compassionate, and care about you as an individu... al. You’re not treated as a number.
- Jan. 18, 2023
Excellent service
- Jan. 18, 2023
I'm a 1st time patient. Excellent eye care and service. I highly recommend.
- Jan. 13, 2023
Friendly welcoming environment! I received great service!

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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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