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Louisiana Optometrists Partner With Sens. Landrieu and Vitter, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care
Date:7/28/2009

NEW ORLEANS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Louisiana optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA Foundation in partnership with The Vision Care Institute(TM), LLC a Johnson & Johnson company, was designed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide at no-cost, regardless of family income or number of eligible children.

"InfantSEE(R) is an excellent example of a wellness program that improves public health while driving down future health care costs," said U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). "Louisiana doctors offering this no-cost exam are doing a great service to their community. I urge all families to take advantage of this free service. Early detection and treatment is the key to addressing vision problems that may affect a child's ability to read and learn."

"This very worthy program is helping ensure that children across Louisiana are provided with access to quality vision care and preventative screenings," said U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). "Undetected vision problems can have a serious effect on the wellbeing of a child. The InfantSEE(R) program will provide infant screening services to help diagnose and detect potential problems before they become serious and that's something that all parents should take advantage of."

Leading members of the U.S. House of Representatives delegation from Louisiana have also expressed their support for the InfantSEE(R) program. U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise, Anh "Joseph" Cao, Charlie Melancon, John Fleming, M.D., Rodney Alexander, William "Bill" Cassidy, M.D. and Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D.

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