UAB Optometry to host infant eye health event

UAB Optometry is hosting a free community education event to spread awareness about infant eye health Sept. 15.

baby glassesThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry will host a community education event on the importance of infant eye health on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.

The free event is designed to spread awareness about infant eye and vision health and the InfantSEE program, which provides eye and vision assessments at no cost for infants between the ages of six and 12 months, regardless of family income or access to insurance coverage. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn more about the connections between vision problems and development, how vision problems may not show visible signs and how parents can find the right doctors for their infants.

UAB, community pediatric eye care and pediatric health experts will lead a special discussion, alongside celebrity speaker Tom Sullivan and a local family that has benefitted from InfantSEE. Glen Steele, O.D., will give his presentation, “Taking Infant and Children’s Care into the Community.”

Refreshments will served, and there will be a chance to win giveaway items such as an iPad, Apple Watch and gift cards.

Registration for this event is not required, but an RSVP to is requested.UAB Eye Care is located at 1716 University Blvd., next door to UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital. Free parking will be available on site. For more information, call 205-934-3036.