Keep an “Eye” on Your Vision

OHCA encourages SoonerCare members to keep their eyes healthy and vision clear by taking advantage of their vision benefits and seeing their eye doctor.

SoonerCare has great vision coverage for children covering all vision needs including eye exams and glasses. In adults, SoonerCare covers treatment for eye diseases and injuries. Have your Medical Home recommend an eye doctor.

Remember, healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids’ development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

Vision Checks from Birth to Five - According to the American Association of Pediatrics:

1. All newborns should have their eyes examined by their physician before leaving the hospital. If any problems are noted, they are then referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Premature babies are at increased risk for eye problems and are followed up in the outpatient setting by the pediatric ophthalmologist.
2. At the 6 month visit, the doctor again pays special attention to the eyes. Alignment of the eyes is also carefully noted.
3. At the 3-4 year old visit, the doctor again checks for any abnormalities of the eyes.
4. At the 5 year old visit and older well-child checks, the doctor again carefully examines the eyes as part of the routine physical.