As a doctor, most of my time is spent educating patients on the proper treatment of eye conditions and the need for continued care. I feel there are too many groups of individuals that could avoid vision loss if they were just educated on the need for eye care.
I would like to tell you about two programs our office offers that are guaranteed to help save vision.
InfantSEE is a national program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Every infant 6-12 months can receive a no-cost eye exam regardless of income. My hope is that this now underutilized program becomes a driving force to eradicate amblyopia (lazy eye).
Glaucoma screenings for siblings of glaucoma patients. Siblings of persons diagnosed with glaucoma have nearly a 10-fold increased risk of having glaucoma when compared to siblings of persons without glaucoma. Our office offers screenings to this high risk catagory. For more information on glaucoma, click here.
Please spread the word about these vision-saving programs.