Saturday, January 2, 2010

Public Service Announcement: Free Vision Screening for infants

InfantSee is a public health initiative providing FREE vision screening for Infants between 6-12 months old.   Check out the link below for participating providers.

Why should you do this?

So that your child doesn't do vision therapy at the age of 50 like me.... having a lifetime of missed opportunities due to dropping things, being unable to participate in sports (especially those involving a ball), lost academic opportunities (in some cases, poorer grades).    These problems aren't caught during a standard eye exam at school.  They need a specialized eye exam that is different from the eye charts that told us we need glasses.

Trust me.  You don't want to do this at age 50.

Early intervention is the way to go.

InfantSee is a public health service done by by members of the American Optometric Association in partnership with The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson.  I have no financial interest in either of these organizations.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]