I recently stumbled upon a pamphlet at my routine eye exam that said babies age 6-12 months get a free eye exam. I picked it up and read through it, trying to find what the “catch” was. But there wasn’t one. I even asked my optometrist about it and he confirmed that is it a great, free program that he would recommend. I made an appointment for my 11 month old before leaving that day.
The program is called InfantSEE. InfantSEE works with a participating optometrist to provide no-cost vision assessments for babies age 6 to 12 months. Most parents, including myself, wouldn’t even think of having such a young baby have an eye exam. However, there are rare cases in which a baby may be experiencing some type of eye problem that isn’t noticeable until a routine eye exam.
So play it safe and find a participating optometrist in your area by visiting www.infantsee.org. In order to qualify for the free examination, your baby cannot be over 1 year old.
I will write about our first eye exam after our appointment! Schedule yours today!
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