Educate Yourself About Children's Vision Health
One of our primary objectives is to advocate for children’s vision health and to serve as an information source for parents and other caregivers.
The internet is full of information and much of it is inaccurate. We work with our physicians and other experts to provide parents the highest quality, medical information about children’s vision health.
Some of our most useful resources for parents include:
- Common Signs of Vision Problems – using easy-to-understand images with descriptions, this resource describes vision disorders that have outward symptoms. Parents should be warned that most vision disorders do not have outward signs and if you have any concerns about your child’s vision, share your concerns with your pediatrician.
- Economic Analysis of the Consequences of Failure to Prevent Childhood Blindness from Amblyopia, by William E. Gibson, Ph.D. – this paper examines the economic cost of not preventing blindness from amblyopia and finds that if a child loses their sight to preventable blindness, they also lose about $141,000 in lifetime productivity.
- Little ambassadors – this program helps parents to connect with each other at a time when they most need help and support. Meet Jack, Zoe, Avery and many other of our little ambassadors and hear how they (and their parents) overcame vision issues.
Excellent external resources for children’s vision health information includes:
- The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
- EyeSmart, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology