Help Your Baby See The World Clearly With InfantSEE

Help Your Baby See The World Clearly With InfantSEE

Great vision means healthy development for your little one

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InfantSEE: Giving your baby the healthy start they deserve

Concerned your child’s vision might be hindering their development?

Do your baby’s eyes not seem to be lining up correctly?

InfantSEE is a public health program, whose goal is to make infant eye care affordable for everyone, regardless of income or access to insurance.

Member optometrists of the American Optometric Association (AOA) that participate in the InfantSEE program commit to providing a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment to all infants 6-12 months old.

Visit our Kivlin Eye Clinic in Menomonie today to see how we can help your baby thrive!

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

4 Ways to Help Your Baby’s Visual Development

  • Schedule baby’s first eye exam

    Our InfantSEE eye care professionals recommend that your baby’s first exam be scheduled around the time they are 6 months old.

  • Stimulate vision through play

    Interact with your baby by playing visually interesting and stimulating games with colorful toys and moving objects.

  • Encourage exploration

    Help your child explore their world. Encourage crawling, playing in a sandbox, reaching for and holding different toys and objects in their surroundings.

  • Watch for missed milestones

    If your child’s development seems to be unusually slow, speak to your eye doctor to see whether their vision may be part of the issue. Timely treatment may prevent future complications.

Our eye care professionals in Menomonie know exactly what to look for to ensure that your child’s vision is at its best. We at Kivlin Eye Clinic are dedicated to helping them experience all the beautiful sights the world has to offer.


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  • First, a few questions…
    Your baby’s first eye exam will start with the eye doctor asking you a few questions to learn about your baby’s personal and family health history. Was the baby born prematurely? Is there a history in the family of eye conditions such as astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness)? This information will help your optometrist know what things to look out for during the exam. 
  • Checking your baby’s vision
    Your baby’s eye doctor may choose to dilate their pupils to get a better look at the back of their eyes for signs of eye disease. They will also check for refractive errors and early signs of infection or malformation in the eye, evaluate your baby’s eyes for coordination, and rule-out conditions such as strabismus (crossed-eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye).
  • Vision Correction and Treatment
    If your little one is found to have a refractive error such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, special eyeglasses for infants will be prescribed. Your eye doctor will likely ask you to bring your baby in for further evaluation if they find indications of certain eye diseases or conditions that require treatment.

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Our optometry practice in Menomonie

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Patient Reviews
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- May. 13, 2024
I love my experience every time I go to Kivlin Eye Clinic!! The last time I was there a couple emplo... yees helped me pick out my new glasses, they gave me their honest opinions to pick out the best pair that looked great!!
- Mar. 15, 2024
Staff is always pleasant and helpful.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Very helpful in finding the right fit for your needs.
- Jan. 01, 2024
Very kind and considerate staff. Would definitely recommend this eye clinic to everyone!
- Dec. 08, 2023
A great team that provides top notch eye care.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Kind and caring, top notch
- Sep. 28, 2023
I’ve gone to Kivlin Eye Clinic for many years and have never been disappointed with the services I... ’ve received there. It’s a great place to go!
- Aug. 30, 2023
My vision needs have been met by Kivlen foe 40+ years.
- Aug. 29, 2023
Staff is great. I been going for couple years now there always friendly and Courteous
- Jul. 11, 2023
Professional, friendly staff! My family is always well taken care of when going in for a visit!
- May. 05, 2023
Always a pleasure to go there. Very personable and professional.
- Apr. 24, 2023
Always have felt well taken care of here.
- Mar. 27, 2023
I always enjoy my visits!
- Jan. 27, 2023
Always enjoy the service I get at Kivlin and a great staff.
- Dec. 12, 2022
Always excellent customer service!
- Dec. 02, 2022
Always a very friendly staff. Dr. Kivlin is great to work with. He treats his patients very well. A ... big thank you to Chris for getting me in a little early so I could go to another appointment that day. You can't go wrong with these people. Thanks again.
- Nov. 29, 2022
Best eye doctors that I have ever been seen by .
- Nov. 24, 2022
Excellent service from start to finish with friendly, accommodating scheduling, greeted with a big s... mile and helpful front desk; doctor and assistant were thorough, informative & friendly. The eye glass fitting and service were exceptional with Cassandra; she was friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to receive my new computer and everyday wear glasses!
- Nov. 15, 2022
Very professional, knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. I highly recommend!
- Nov. 09, 2022
Great people! They stand behind there eyewear!

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InfantSEE® FAQs

What is InfantSEE?

InfantSEE is a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation. Its purpose is to make sure that family income and access to insurance coverage do not become obstacles to making eye and vision care an essential part of infant wellness. To that end, AOA member optometrists who are part of the InfantSEE program provide a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment to all infants 6-12 months old.

When should a baby have an eye test?

Within 6-12 months of age. A child’s visual development is most rapid and pronounced within the first year of life and is the period when the foundations of vision and visual skills are laid. If these foundations are undermined by vision conditions, eye diseases or refractive errors, it can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of your child’s life. Thanks to the InfantSEE program, pediatric eye doctors can detect and treat these conditions, to ensure that your child’s vision starts off right.

What‘s the difference between vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam?

The aim of these screenings is to assess visual acuity (whether you have 20/20 vision), and are not meant to detect eye disease and other visual issues that would be found as part of a comprehensive eye exam with your local pediatric eye doctor. As a result, eye diseases such as cataracts or conditions such as amblyopia or strabismus are likely to go undetected, causing more severe damage the longer they go without treatment.


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So, what are you waiting for?

See how InfantSEE can help your baby develop and thrive!

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