Free eye care for infants in SWLA

By Britney Glaser - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - One in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems.  If undetected, these problems 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 Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal has declared Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 14 InfantSEE® Week. During InfantSEE® Week, parents can bring their infant in for a no-cost eye check-up at the VSP InfantSEE® Mobile Clinic. It will be stationed in Lake Charles on Tuesday, August 11 at Wal-Mart (3453 Nelson Road) from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

These no-cost eye and vision assessments are available for all infants aged six months to a year, regardless of a parent's income. Additionally, if a parent can't make it to the mobile clinic, more than 50 Louisiana-based optometrists will be donating their time during InfantSEE® Week providing no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants in their doctor's office.

Parents can go to or call 1-877-252-2447 to find local optometrists providing the no-cost eye check-ups in their area.

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