Pacific Hosts Events Promoting Infant Eye Care

Entertainer Tom Sullivan will share his story and promote InfantSEE  free eye care for infants  at a community event and a student/staff/faculty event Nov. 11.

Tom Sullivan

The Pacific University College of Optometry will host two special events Nov. 11 promoting eye care for infants. Actor, entertainer and author Tom Sullivan, who has been blind since shortly after birth, will bring his motivational message to the Pacific University community, as he also raises awareness of InfantSEE, a public health program providing eye care for infants. 

The first event — for parents and families, educators, healthcare providers and members of the public who work with children — is from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Jefferson Hall, rooms 223-224. Sullivan will share his story, and a panel of developmental experts and patients will share more about InfantSEE.

The second event — for Pacific University students, staff and faculty, particularly in optometry, health professions or education — is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. Sullivan will share his story there, too, and the audience will learn more about how to support InfantSEE from a provider perspective.

InfantSEE is a program of the American Optometric Association Foundation, promoting eye and vision care as a part of infant wellness care. Through InfantSEE, optometrists provide comprehensive eye assessments to infants in their first year of life, for free, regardless of income. All Pacific EyeClinics, as well as many College of Optometry alumni, are participants in InfantSEE. Families can search for providers, by zip code, at

For more information on this talk or the Pacific University College of Optometry, contact Marcie Brown at or 503-352-3194.

Posted by Jenni Luckett ( on Sep 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

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