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CVMA Co-Chair Contributes to Collaborative Position Statement on Children’s Vision

In a first-time collaboration, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Optometry, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness have approved a joint Position Statement that underscores their shared commitment to childhood eye and vision care. Professor

Children’s Vision Massachusetts goes to Capitol Hill Virtually!

Children’s Vision MA will join Prevent Blindness Affiliate in participating in the sixteenth annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy event, held virtually this year, on Wed., Feb. 24 and Thurs., Feb. 25, 2021. The program brings together patients, caregivers, public health workers, and medical professionals with their elected officials to educate lawmakers and their staff

December is Give the Gift of Sight Month

Experiencing life through blurred vision is a challenge for anyone. A child with an undiagnosed or untreated vision disorder relies on us, the caring adults and professionals around them, to first recognize, and then act to turn this imminently solvable issue into a positive outcome – the benefit of maximum vision for every child. Children

Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification Course for Massachusetts

The Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification course is now available online and in Massachusetts-specific format. Course participants learn Massachusetts vision regulations, current evidence-based vision screening tools and best practice procedures when providing screening for children aged 3 years and older. The course, adapted from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health certification,

Hiding in Plain Sight

Engaging a child in the enjoyment of a Reach Out and Read book is a special bonding moment for parents and their child, and allows the pediatrician opportunities for conversation and observation around the activity. However, the major sensory modality required by the child to fully enjoy their gift – their vision – can be

Update for Eye Care Patients Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eye care providers in states and regions are opening up. As you visit your eye care provider for routine eye care, urgent or emergency care, please refer to the following updates for further information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-what-patients-should-know-about-seeking-health-care.pdf American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO): https://www.aao.org/eye-health/coronavirus American Optometric Association (AOA): https://www.aoa.org/covid-19/covid-19-latest-updates?sso=y Eye care

Vision Screening Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 20, 2020-The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness has collaborated with national partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the NCCVEH Advisory Committee, to develop guidance for implementation of vision and eye health program administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance address

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Names Logan Newman, East High Vision Care Program, as Recipient of the 6th Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

Annual Award to be Presented to Logan Newman in Recognition of His Exceptional Efforts in Providing Eyecare to Disadvantaged Youth and Teaching High School Students Technical Optician Skills The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the sixth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Issues Updated National Report Outlining the Current State of Children’s Vision and Eye Health

“Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Snapshot of Current National Issues 2nd Edition” Includes Detailed Statistics, Information and Strategies to Improve Children’s Vision in the United States As part of August’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and as a follow-up to its 2016 publication, The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at