Noah had his first eye appointment today. It was pretty uneventful in that, no news is good news, kind of way. There were lots of “follow the light” tricks, and some drops to dilate his eyes. Apparently he has tight pupils and he’s a slow dilator. And I got to hear another doctor compliment Noah for being the most cooperative baby he’s ever seen. He gets that a lot. Must be a line that doctors tell all the moms, but I’ll take it!
I never would have thought to have an eye appointment this early if I hadn’t heard of the InfantSEE program. InfantSEE® is a public health program designed to provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no cost service. For me it was convenient since I’m out of school before Noah’s first birthday. And it’s free. I just thought I’d mention the program here in case somebody can pass the info along to other parents. Did I mention it’s free?