InfantSEE® celebrates 165,000 assessments since 2005
St. Louis, MO–(December 21, 2022)–Concluding another groundbreaking year, InfantSEE®, a program that provides no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision health assessments for infants, celebrated 165,000 assessments since the initiative’s inception in 2005.
InfantSEE assessments have helped prevent a lifetime of vision complications, ranging from amblyopia and strabismus to sight-threatening retinoblastomas. Since the program’s inception, over 14,300 children have started their journey to improved quality of life after receiving a diagnosis from a participating InfantSEE doctors.
In 2022, InfantSEE hosted a series of events, including four virtual parties, three pop-ups at Optometry’s Meeting in Chicago and four pop-ups during the Western Regional Conference in Berkeley. These events are crucial to demonstrating the value of the InfantSEE exam and provide a pathway for the next generation of optometric leaders to get involved.
“Johnson and Johnson Vision’s support has allowed us to educate, engage and create excitement for over 350 optometry students who attended events in 2022,” said Dr. Zolman. “These events resulted in pledges from many young minds to become InfantSEE providers in the future.”
Participating InfantSEE optometrists provide eye and vision assessments regardless of income or insurance coverage. The AOA thanks all participating doctors for their dedication to their program and the life-changing care they provide every day. To learn more about becoming an InfantSEE provider, click here.
Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation is committed to raising awareness about the importance of eye health, increasing access to vision care, and providing support to doctors of optometry and students in need. To support InfantSEE and other initiatives, consider making an end-of-year tax-deductible donation to Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation.
About Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation
Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization working to expand eye care awareness, education and research and access to eye health and vision care within the United States in order to enhance human performance and quality of life. To learn more, please visit aoafoundation.org.
About the American Optometric Association
The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the leading authority on and advocate for quality eye health care, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and optometric professionals. As the sole primary eye care provider in many communities across America, doctors of optometry are often a patient's first entry point into the health care system, and have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat, and manage disorders, diseases, and injuries that affect the eye and visual system. Through a nationwide public health initiative, AOA's Eye Deserve More campaign is fostering awareness of the importance of eye health and vision care and the overall health benefits of in-person, comprehensive eye examinations with AOA doctors of optometry for all Americans.