Find an O.D.
The Find an O.D. link will take you to the American Optometric Association website to locate an Optometrist in your local area. You can search by zip code, address, or Doctor's name and Practice.
The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development—now and in the future.
Eye emergencies include cuts, scratches, objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Eye pain can be categorized as either ocular pain (on the surface of the eye) or orbital pain (behind or in the eye.) both should be treated immediately.
More than 40 million low-income, working people in the United States cannot afford the cost of routine eye care or the health insurance that covers it. As income earners, they don't qualify for government aid and private health-care assistance.
Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services.
Remote Area Medical
Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Remote Area Medical was founded in 1985 to air-drop medical relief to areas of Central and South America. British-born adventurer Stan Brock founded RAM as an all-volunteer health and veterinary care organization that would provide services in desolate places outside of the United States. But in the mid 1990s, the obvious need for improved health care access led RAM to hold its first mobile expedition in Tennessee.
Low Income Vision Clinics
The OAOP has collected a list of free or low cost vision clinics in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. Please contact the clinics directly with questions about services and any fees associated.
Iris scanning uses recognition biometric technology to capture a high resolution digital photograph of an individual’s iris. The technology can tell the difference between twins or even an individual’s right and left eye.