Friday, May 2, 2008

Two Girls, Four Eyes, Free Appointment

Pink and I are going to get some vision screening for our little girls. Pink and I thought back and we didn't get Little Blue screened in his first year, and thanks to Parenthacks, we're going to be taking the girls in the coming weeks.

We know our kids are destined to be visually impaired. Pink and I both wear corrective lenses, and the Optometrist let Little Blue escape from wearing glasses for another year. She said he might need them next year though.
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InfantSEE: Free Vision Screening for Infants

Jimmy Carter challenged the American Optometric Society to provide greater emphasis on early vision screening after two of his grandchildren (despite good pediatric care and good fiscal resources) had undiagnosed childhood conditions.

In response, the AOP began InfantSEE, which offers free vision screening for infants between 6 and 12 months of age.  Volunteer optometrists screen for conditions like lazy eye, strabismus, glaucoma, significant refractive errors (far-sightedness, near-sightedness, and astigmatism), and retinal blastoma.

At the InfantSEE web site you can find a local provider for a free vision screening appointment.  13 out of 14 infants screened have no serious problems and don't need further eye exams until ages 3 and 5.

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