Monday, February 1, 2010

Free Eye Exams for Infants Under 1 Year Old of Age

This is a great opportunity to get free information and to have your infant examined by a real eye doctor. I took in my oldest and it was a great experience, now I am about to take in my next daughter, I was told that about nine months was optimun by the eye doctor.

The eye doctors all volunteer for this program from what I was told. It is a great experience and gives a base level exam on your infant for later comparisons, the exam can also alleviate your fears and concerns if you think that your infant has any vision problems.

The InfantSEE program is located at .

According to their web site, "InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry's CharityTM - The AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage."

All you need to know is a parent is to look up eye doctors call their office and ask if they participate in the program. We had no problem finding lots of doctors who participate in our area even though we live in a more rural area. They do not ask for any money or anything like that. I have no vision insurance on us and the eye doctor does not care about that, instead they are screening for missed items that may impact the childs life. Without these types of exams I have heard horror stories of children having some problem that was missed and if it had been treated earlier it is possible that they would not have been impacted as dramatically as they were because the problem was missed by the pediatrician.

Remember that you only get one set of eyes and that it is important to take care of your eyes. So check into this great free opportunity to have your infants eye sight checked by a real eye doctor for free!

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