Children's Eye Foundation
Learn more about Amblyopia

The #1 cause of preventable vision loss in children.

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The physician experts in the care of children’s eyes and adult strabismus.

Learn more about Strabismus

Strabismus does not go away on it’s own. Find out more.

SEE (Screen Eyes Early)

Get Baby’s Vision Screened Starting at Age 12 Months
Instrument-based vision screening makes it possible to eliminate thousands of preventable or correctable causes of vision loss in children.

“Ensuring that people receive proper visual acuity screenings and preventative eye care services and adhere to effective eye protection practices would eliminate thousands of preventable or correctable cases of vision impairment that result each year from amblyopia and eye injuries.

19

Million Children Worldwide are
Visually Impaired

80%

of Visual Impairment can
be Prevented or Cured

#1

Cause of Preventable Vision Loss
in the USA is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

CEF News & Events

We had so much fun in Nashville!!

The Children’s Eye Foundation had a great time at the 2017 Annual AAPOS Meeting in Nashville!   Our Silent Auction at the Opening Reception was a fun night full of blinky rings!  Congrats to all who won the incredible items and a sincere thank you to those who contributed.  And on Monday evening a sell-out...
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CEF: New & Improved for the Future

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”                         –Robert Siltanen CEF and AAPOS thrive today because our DNA is marked by people who had the courage and conviction to create magnificent change – to create a subspecialty to make life better for children and for...
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Meet SeeMore, CEF’s New All-Seeing Mascot

SeeMore is a smart, spunky owl perched high above to help spot the silent, sneaky thief of kids’ sight: amblyopia. SeeMore also helps CEF spread information to young parents wondering how to keep their child’s eyes healthy, and to people seeking information about a curious symptom or to learn about an eye condition.   SeeMore...
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Learn a little about

Children’s Eye Foundation


Our mission is to eliminate preventable vision loss in children. Founded in 1970 the Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) is the official foundation of the world’s largest physician organization dedicated to children’s eye care and adults with strabismus, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). Our modern logo and mascot, SeeMore represent the ideals inspired by our founders — to help children see more, and the enduring wisdom to achieve this by educating parents and patients about the importance of early detection and timely treatment; and by fostering the training and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert physicians.

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Discover the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Hall of Fame


These are the Heros. The Best of the Best.

Learn about extraordinary people who devoted their lives to improving vision care for children, so that children could have a life with good sight.Discover the magnificent scientific discoveries in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus that have opened doors to better care of children’s eye and vision health and of adults with strabismus.

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Testimonial

  • Thank you to the Children’s Eye Foundation for all the information available for parents out there like me. Your website is a trusted resource for learning about what my child is experiencing.

    Jaxon's Mom
    Happy Parent
  • We have never met such a caring team of doctors who took in our family like their own during one of the most difficult times of our lives. We feel as though it is through research funded through organizations such as The Children’s Eye Foundation that Halle’s pediatric ophthalmologists can continue to give her the best medical care available.

    Halle's Mom
    Happy Parent
  • I discovered the Children’s Eye Foundation when I was looking online for support for families and children that wear eye patches. The CEF website was wonderful and very helpful. I sent an email and quickly received a response! Thank you for your kindness and interest in James’ story. You and your colleagues are doing wonderful work supporting children and families dealing with eye problems.

    James' Mom
    Happy Parent
  • Any parent whose children have any vision problems, whether it be with what Gracie has or anything else, they are not alone. Early detection and eye screening is key to a successful outcome later for the children. If Gracie’s doctor at her well baby checkup didn’t pick up on this, I don’t know if I ever would have. Before she was diagnosed, to me Gracie was ‘normal’- I didn’t know anything was wrong. No one knows where we would be today, if she never had that visit.

    Gracie's Mom
    Happy Parent