SUNY hosts InfantSEE® event sponsored by AllerganApril 26, 2013
InfantSEE founding member Dr. Glen Steele introduces the chief of the pediatric service at SUNY’s University Eye Center, Dr. Ida Chung, during the panel discussion about the importance of infant eye and vision health at the SUNY College of Optometry’s community event today, April 26.
SUNY Optometry, in partnership with InfantSEE®, hosted a panel of presentations about infant eye and vision health at a free event open to the general public.
InfantSEE®, a program administered by Optometry Cares®–The AOA Foundation, is a national public health program designed to provide a no-cost comprehensive vision assessment to infants 6 to 12 months of age regardless of household income or insurance availability.
Currently, there are more than 7,700 AOA-member volunteers who provide InfantSEE® assessments in all 50 states.
The InfantSEE program partners with the Allergan Foundation and motivational speaker and optometric advocate Tom Sullivan to reach new diverse audiences and elevate the importance of preventive and early detection of vision issues in all infants—particularly those at higher risk of vision problems or impairment as well as to stress the importance of a continuum of care for children of all ages