Recently, Johnson & Johnson held an innovative event called Camp Baby. They invited "mommy bloggers" (women who blog about their experiences raising children) for a series of lectures and events. The bloggers were under no obligation to write about their experience, but many did.
One of the featured speakers was Optometrist Scott Jens chairman of the InfantSee program that provides eye exams to infants at no charge. The recommended time for a first comprehensive eye exam for infants with no eye problems is between 6 and 12 months. If you care interested, you can read about my daughter's InfantSee exam, that I performed when she was 7 months old.
Dr. Jens, who practices in Madison, WI, is a great speaker and many found his talk to be informative. Here is one review of Dr. Jens from Parentopia.net:
My personal favorite was learning about InfantSee with Dr. Scott Jens. This is a program supported by J&J which provides a free eye exam for all infants. Since my brother struggled horribly in school until they realized he was near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other and simply couldn't see what was going on in the world, I think this opportunity is something all parents should take advantage of! As a matter of fact, I have already made arrangements with Dr. Jens to get information about InfantSee into my community
Here are some other mommy blogs on the InfantSee program:
If you have a baby between the ages of 6 and 12 months, the InfantSEE program will provide one evaluation at no change. Call the office or visit InfantSEE.org for more information.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
Hello Dr. Bonilla-Warford,
Thank you for expanding awareness of InfantSEE via your blog. The more mentions on the web, the more parents that may be aware of this fantastic public health program. I was amazed by the increased traffic seen on http://www.infantsee.org following the Mommy Blogger posts. We hope hundreds or thousands of infants have eye assessments due to our involvement in Camp Baby.
Scott Jens, O.D.