Ohio Amblyope Registry
Amblyopia (am-blē-ˈō-pē-ə) sometimes referred to as "lazy eye" is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of vision problems in children. Amblyopia occurs when the nerve pathway from one eye to the brain does not develop during childhood. When this is present, the abnormal eye sends a blurred image or the wrong image to the brain. This confuses the brain, and the brain may learn to ignore the image from the weaker eye. Amblyopia is a treatable condition. The most common treatment of amblyopia is patching the strong eye. Patching forces the brain to recognize the image from the amblyopic eye and correct itself.
The Ohio Amblyope Registry (OAR) is the first and only state wide registry for children and families with amblyopia. We provide free treatment supplies (eye patches), educational information and support to any child (under the age of 18) and their family in the state of Ohio diagnosed with amblyopia. Once a child is diagnosed with amblyopia, a registration form is completed and registers them with the OAR. Upon registration, the child receives 53 adhesive eye patches, a report card to follow the progress of patching, incentive charts and patching posters along with educational information for the caregiver. When the child needs additional patches, the caregiver can call the office or visit the website to request additional patches. Every child, regardless of household income, can receive up to 1,500 free patches during their patching treatment. For additional information on the Ohio Amblyope Registry visit www.ohioamblyoperegistry.com or call 877-808-2422. You can also visit the Facebook page for helpful tips and parent testimonials.