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Dr. Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD and Founder of Family Eyecare Solutions Named a MA State Advocate for the InfantSEE Program

HANOVER, MA:evelopment Optometrist Laura Vasilakos, OD, FCOVD, founder of Family Eyecare Solutions, has been named one of the two InfantSEE Advocates for the State of Massachusetts.

InfantSEE, a public health program, managed by  Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, AOA member optometrists provide a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants 6-12 months old regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.

Family Eyecare Solutions participates in the program and also offers a range of services, including developmental vision evaluations, visual information processing evaluations, evaluations for vision problems after a concussion, and myopia control options (to slow nearsightedness from getting worse) such as Ortho-K corneal reshaping contact lenses, multifocal soft contact lenses, and medicated eye drops.

A former teacher, Dr. Vasilakos recognizes how vision problems can affect an individual’s ability to read, learn, and comprehend.  While one in four children might suffer from double-vision (despite having 20/20 vision), many end up being misdiagnosed as having ADHD or a similar condition.  She also works with children and adults to help provide therapies to avoid strabismus surgery and provide alternatives to patching for “lazy eye.” 

Dr. Vasilakos is board certified in vision development, behavioral and developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation, and specializes in myopia control, orthokeratology, and vision therapy.  She earned her Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry and her bachelor’s degree in biology/biological sciences and secondary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.    

“I’m proud to participate in this important public health initiative and I am very pleased to have been selected as a state advocate,” said Dr. Vasilakos.  “We recognize the benefits of early screening and intervention and we strive to help families achieve their optimal health and best quality of life.”

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