(From the November 2013 Issue of MedStat)
The Ohio Amblyope Registry (OAR) is the first and only statewide registry for children and families with amblyopia. They 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 free 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 our office or visit our website to request additional patches. Every child, regardless of household income, can receive additional free patches during their patching treatment. The Ohio Amblyope Registry is funded with donations from the dollar check off box on your driver's license renewal form. Our program is part of the Save Our Sight fund with the Ohio Department of Health. For additional information, please see the insert in your packet.