What Is The Ohio Amblyope Registry Program?

The Ohio Amblyope Registry is the first and only statewide program in the United States designed to serve the needs of children with amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, their families and eye doctors. It is a voluntary registration program to increase knowledge about amblyopia, its treatment and prevention. The Ohio Amblyope Registry provides free eye patches for the treatment of amblyopia, free literature about amblyopia and causes, as well as other important services to help families of children with amblyopia. All services provided by the registry are free of charge and restricted to Ohio residents.

The Ohio Amblyope Registry is part of the Save Our Sight program that receives voluntary contributions from the check-off donation box on Ohio license plate renewal forms.

The Ohio Amblyope Registry is a partnership among Ohio’s eye care professionals and the leading Children’s Hospitals across the state of Ohio.

The Save Our Sight Fund is administered by the Ohio Department of Health. The purpose of this program is to keep kids eyes healthy with prevention, screening, education and support. For more information visit Save Our Sight or download the Save Our Sight brochure.

  • Provides help and supplies to children, family and eye doctors affected by lazy eye
  • Free to any Ohio child up to 18 years old

What Happens When I Sign Up My Child?

  • Free eye patches (limits apply)
  • Free educational information
  • Free compliance items to help with patching

Can I Get Financial Help To Pay For My Child's Eye Exams And Treatment?

If financial assistance is needed, first speak with your child's eye care provider about assistance. Next, you may contact your local Health Department about filling-out a combined (Medicaid/BCMH) application for financial assistance to cover your child's eye care needs.

Parents can seek financial assistance through the Combined Programs Application available from the local Department of Job and Family Services. Call 1-800-324-8680 (voice) or 1-800-292-3572 (TDD) for further information about the Combined Programs Application.