On Tuesday, I brought Julianna to my Eye Doctor for her eye screening. I know you might be thinking... "Isn't she a bit young for a vision test?" - Well it's not a vision test. It's a free screening that some eye doctors offer to ensure the health of your baby's eyes. It's called INFANT-SEE.
Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure a baby has healthy vision for successful development-now and in the future.
For those of you that don't know about this program, and have a baby between 6-12 months... check the Infant-See website to see if your eye doctor offers this program.
My eye doctor used toys and made the whole process fun for Julianna. She was very good and didn't mind any part of what he did to check her eyes.
My eye doctor told me about the screening when I was pregnant, and I'm really happy there is something like this out there for my daughter. Eye health is very important and an early eye screening can help to detect any early issues that might ordinarily go unnoticed until much later in childhood.
Here is Julianna waiting patiently in the waiting room of the Eye Doctor's office. She was such a good little girl. All the girls that work in the office were ooh-ing & aahh-ing over her and saying how good she was! She sat there and laughed the whole time!
That's totally super cool!!! I wish I would have known about this when Maia was little. We've had a problem with her walking into things for the past 4 months now...like she sees it walks straight into it and I'm not sure if it's just her age or what but it's starting to make me wonderReplyDelete
It's great that you're taking advantage of such a great resource.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, I will check this out! :)ReplyDelete
I have never heard of this...I wish I could have taken Kaia! She seems to see fine, but Jon had really awful vision before LASIK so I always worry a little about the kids. I just looked up a participating doc for Harry. Thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
Interesting! I'll remember this for Elliot, although he may already be required to have something similar. He will have many more advanced screenings than most infants due to his condition.ReplyDelete
I just looked at your blog for the first time, and I love it. Your daughter is beautiful!
Thanks so much for posting about this! It's definetely something I'll be looking into!ReplyDelete
Glad to pass on the info to everyone - I think it's so important to make sure your eyes are healthy! :)ReplyDelete
This exam saved my daughter's LIFE nearly 5 years ago!! EVERYONE needs to do this! Grace, at 8 months of age, had a tumor hiding in her retina!! It was found through this exam done in Arizona and she was diagnosed w/eye cancer just days later!! Please, tell all your friends!ReplyDelete
PS Your daughter is too cute!!
Stacey - Wow! That is scary, but yes, what a great story. How is your daughter doing now??? I would love to hear more about her story.ReplyDelete