Pediatric Eye Care Resources
When it comes to your child’s eyes, we know you want to understand as much as you can, what to expect, and be prepared for any necessary treatment or surgery. Other than the information available on our website, such as our list of common pediatric eye problems, we encourage you to visit these other websites to access further information.
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
The AAPOS strives to advance the quality of children’s eye care, support the training of pediatric ophthalmologists, support research activities in pediatric ophthalmology, and advance the care of adults with strabismus. This website provides a wealth of detailed information concerning the full range of topics related to pediatric eye care.
Dean McGee Eye Institute’s pediatric ophthalmologists are members of AAPOS. In fact, DMEI’s Dr. R. Michael Siatkowski is the immediate past president of the AAPOS Board.
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
With more than 32,000 medical doctors, the AAO is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. Its mission is to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.
The AAO website provides information about all subspecialties in ophthalmology, including pediatric ophthalmology, and numerous topics related to eye health. The current CEO of the academy, Dr. David W. Parke II, served as president of DMEI from 1992-2009.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP site provides information regarding the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents, including topics related to pediatric eye diseases and disorders.
EyeWiki – Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus
A site managed by the AAO, EyeWiki hosts articles written by ophthalmologists regarding a number of topics within the field. There are over 100 subjects covered in the pediatric ophthalmology/strabismus section of the site.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
The NEI’s mission is to conduct and support research and educational programs that protect and prolong vision. Their website has information about eye conditions and diseases, clinical trials, and more.
Visual Development – Newborn to 12 Months
This site from the AAO will walk you through what to expect with visual development for your child from birth to 12 months old.
Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma)
Vizavance was established in 1965 and offers free vision screenings to children in all 77 Oklahoma counties, along with vouchers for free glasses and eye exams for those who qualify.
Your Best Resource for Pediatric Eye Care
While you’ll find helpful information from the referenced websites, a comprehensive pediatric eye examination performed by a skilled pediatric ophthalmologist is the best way to understand what is going on with your child’s vision.
Our physicians are happy to explain your child’s eye health condition, answer your questions, and help you understand your options. If you have any concerns about your child’s eyes, we highly encourage you to find one of our pediatric ophthalmologists near you or to make an appointment by calling 405.271.1094 or 800.787.9016.
To find out more regarding the resources available to you at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, click here to learn about the Dean McGee difference in pediatric ophthalmology.