InfantSEE program

by Ivy B
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A while back, I posted about the InfantSEE program and was just able to get my daughter in for an appointment.  Want to know more?
You can read my previous post here.  When I finally got around to making an appointment with a doctor that participates in the program, we were already coming up on Shelby’s 1 year birthday and the doctor was booked past her birthday.  The program is designed to provide a free exam to infants under 1.
We chose to see Janet Mint on Southside Blvd in Jacksonville, FL and she was kind enough to schedule Shelby’s appointment on a Friday because she wanted to help get us in, despite the fact that they don’t typically do comprehensive exams on Fridays. 
Shelby seemed to like everyone in the office, but really, she seems to like most people.  Janet and her staff were very nice and everyone loved Shelby.

So here’s what we learned:
The initiative is trying to catch eye problems early.  Shelby has healthy eyes, is slightly far-sighted (supposedly this is normal), and has a slight astigmatism that is nothing to worry about at the moment.  This experience, while free, left me with a peace of mind knowing that there are no problems thus far.  It was worth the effort for a free exam that took less than an hour of our time.  But, be prepared to have your child’s eyes dilated – our plans to stay out after were interrupted as I didn’t want to expose her to too much light.

If you want to learn more about the InfantSEE program or to locate a participating doctor, go to their website here.

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