For Parents- A Child in Every Classroom (or 1 in 20) is at Risk for Permanent Vision Loss from Serious Eye Disorders. Are You 1? CEF Exists for the 1’s. – Children's Eye Foundation

For Parents- A Child in Every Classroom (or 1 in 20) is at Risk for Permanent Vision Loss from Serious Eye Disorders. Are You 1? CEF Exists for the 1’s.

 

One in 20 children will have a serious eye problem that needs to be treated by a specialist, a pediatric ophthalmologist.  A pediatric ophthalmologist is a medical and surgical doctor who graduated from medical school and specializes in the care of children’s eyes.

Children’s Eye Foundation has an army of over 1,800 experts in kids eye care and adult strabismus care from the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)  – that’s a really long name for THE medical & surgical authority in kids eye care and adult strabismus care.  

CEF was founded 50 years ago for a very specific reason – to fund the training and research of physicians dedicated to children’s eye conditions and adult strabismus.  This is the cornerstone to everything we do – it means doctors are trained to provide the best medical and surgical eye care possible, and the care they give is based on sound research evidence.   

If you, your child, or a loved one is facing a serious eye condition, CEF’s online resource center can help you find trustworthy information and supportive resources from AAPOS experts. Every parent should know if their child’s eyes are healthy and should be empowered with education about specific conditions.  

Learn about a specific eye condition.  Find a pediatric ophthalmologist. Know the warning signs. Find answers to frequently asked questions. Watch stories from other parents. The information on this site is composed and reviewed by trustworthy experts from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

Thursday, March 30th is National Doctors Day.  Please take the opportunity to thank your pediatric ophthalmologist for taking late night phone calls, working long hours and providing unswerving care.  Make a THANK YOU FROM MY SELFIE!

Kids & Parents: put on your creative hats and make a thank you card or color a picture for your pediatric ophthalmologist. Then, take a selfie with your artwork and post it on our Facebook page (click here).  We’ll make sure your amazing doctor sees your selfie and feels the love!  (Bruce – should we/how collect their email so we can engage them?)