July 21, 2015
It’s an emotion often only shared between optometrist and patient—that thrill of seeing clearly for the very first time. But for baby Piper, her first moment of clarity has been experienced millions of times… Thirty million times to be exact!
First reported by a CNN Headline News segment on Monday, July 13, the video of 10-month-old Piper’s amazed reaction to seeing her parents clearly for the first time has gone positively viral, taking the message of InfantSEE® and the importance of children’s eye exams along with it.
Cooing, sitting up, and crawling are signs that your baby is growing, but did you know your baby’s vision has stages of development too? However, these stages of development and the signs marking progress are not so obvious. A baby’s eyes are used to learn almost everything in their new world!
There are many eye conditions with no symptoms and can be difficult for you, as the parent, to identify or even in their regularly scheduled well baby check-ups. Having your baby’s eyes examined, by an Optometrist, before 12 months of age is a big step to early detection and the best way to ensure your child has healthy eyes and appropriate development of vision- now and in the future.
Vision Center PC Can Help
InfantSEE®, developed by the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., is a public health program designed to ensure eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.
Our doctors at Vision Center, P.C., feel so strongly about the importance of healthy vision for all children, that we are a participating member with the program and will provide a no-cost comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment within the first year of your baby’s life.
It’s an emotion often only shared between optometrist and patient—that thrill of seeing clearly for the very first time. But for baby Piper, her first moment of clarity has been experienced millions of times… However, for optometrists who know the importance of eye exams conducted on very young children, Piper’s response isn’t unfamiliar, and her doctor was doing what he has probably done dozens of times before as anInfantSEE® provider when he diagnosed Piper’s hyperopia and prescribed corrective spectacles. — Don’t wait any longer; call Vision Center, P.C. today to schedule a children eye exam, 563-263-2020, today to schedule your Baby’s InfantSEE® exam.