By

Jen Anderson
    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...
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    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...
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  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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  The Children’s Eye Foundation is launching a national public awareness campaign: “SEE Your Best. Get A Vision Test.”     We’re very excited to announce that CEF is launching a new national public awareness campaign. We want to help parents know how important it is for kids to Screen Eyes Early (SEE) by getting...
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  For the first time in over twenty years, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on August 21st.   During a total eclipse, the sun gradually disappears behind the moon and then reappears. This is when the sun’s outer “corona” is visible. Depending on your location, a partial eclipse will...
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  “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton   This April, at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) annual meeting, in Nashville, the Children’s Eye Foundation successfully unveiled our brand new Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Hall of Fame!    ...
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    John D. “Jack” Baker, MD has served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) for 18 years. For the past 2 years, he has served as its Chairman, helping usher the Foundation into a new era. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, the Foundation rebuilt its infrastructure, realigned projects, and pushed...
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    We hope all the dads out there had a fantastic Father’s Day!   In honor of all the fathers, we wanted to celebrate and share a little bit about one of the Fathers of Pediatric Ophthalmology.   The study of pediatric ophthalmology was significantly impacted for the better by Dr. Marshall Parks.  His lifelong...
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    I will never forget the moment we were able to take the eye shields off of my baby girl after her eye surgery. For the first time in her little life, she could actually see mom and dad. It was a bigger smile than I’d ever seen before. And what a joy it...
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  Meet Jack!   There’s something about cute babies in glasses that’s hard to resist.  We’ve all seen videos of little babies getting glasses for the first time and their faces light up. That joyful moment, when the child’s face lights up in a smile, we call that a “See More Smile!” Jack’s family has...
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