One in 10 children are at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems, which, if undetected, can lead to permanent vision impairments, developmental delays, and in rare cases, life-threatening health risks.
To promote infant vision and eye health, and to protect the children of King and Pierce Counties, Gov. Chris Gregoire declared Monday, May 11–Friday, May 15 InfantSEE Week.
During InfantSEE Week, more than 45 local doctors of optometry will be donating their time to provide no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessments for babies between 6 and 12 months of age. This effort is part of a national public health program offered by the American Optometric Association, called InfantSEE. This public health program is a year round program but is being given special recognition this week to raise awareness. ♦
To make an appointment with a multilingual doctor, contact: Dr. Mawai Lau in Burien at (206) 248-6151 or in Seattle at (206) 622-2020, Dr. Chi Wong in Kent at (253) 520-0390, or Dr. Hong Nguyen in Seattle at (206) 363-6003. Other participating optometrists can be found at www.InfantSEE.org.