Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Infant see

I am not sure if I have written about this in the past but today we took advantage of the infantsee program for Audrey.

This program provides a free eye exam to babies under the age of one. It is a full eye exam, they even dilate the pupils. It does not sound like fun but in my opinion it is worth it. I learned about the program years ago when a Mom on baby center who posted about it. Her little girl was diagnosed with a serious eye disease that if not treated could lead to loss of vision. Pete has poor vision and part of his vision issues can be hereditary. So Audrey and Celia need to be followed.

Audrey did very well and actually had fun except for the eye drops part! The doctor was very good with her and had some neat toys. I would suggest taking a baby after 7 or 8 months because they are able to sit up more and pay attention more to the toys used in the exam. I did learn that Audrey's eyes are healthy except that she is nearsighted, so more then likely by the time she goes to school or earlier, she will need glasses. He wants to see her in 2 years. At this time it is not bad enough to correct it but he seemed to think that basically correction would be needed in the next few years. It is something to watch closely as she could need them earlier, he said that the condition in her case will not get better but could stay the same or get worse fast or slowly.

Celia is due for another exam and we are going to get her in soon. We will see how she cooperates with getting the eye drops!


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