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The #1 cause of preventable vision loss in children.

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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

Charlie’s Story

  You can stop preventable vision loss. This is a story about real children, real heroes and real hope. Charlie is a busy, playful 3-year boy who doesn’t know that he doesn’t see well.  He has amblyopia but no one knows this yet. To him, his vision is “normal.” Charlie is surrounded by loving parents,...
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Make sure your Solar Eclipse glasses are safe to use!

  The 2017 Solar Ecipse is coming soon! And as we previously blogged, it’s incredibly important to protect your eyes and only look at the eclipse through special-purpose safe solar filters. Many media outlets are reporting that imitation solar glasses are being sold that do not meet standards. Be sure to verify that your glasses...
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Study Warns Preventable Vision Loss in Preschool-aged Children is on the Rise

  This encore post is back by popular demand!     Research published this month in the medical journal, JAMA Ophthalmology, concludes that vision impairment in 3-5 year old children is expected to increase 26% by the year 2060, affecting more than 220,000 preschool children.   This is a startling finding considering that 94% of...
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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