For Pediatric Ophthalmologist – Children's Eye Foundation

For Pediatric Ophthalmologist


L. Procell

CEF’s mission and our unwavering focus today are the same as in 1970: to be a leading public voice promoting early detection and treatment of eye conditions in children through the trustworthy authority of AAPOS, and to foster the education and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus experts so that children can get the best care possible – to eliminate preventable blindness in children.

Since 1970, CEF has raised over $3 million in funding and implemented programs that have supported pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert training, education and research, and provided public education to promote early detection and expert care of vision-threatening eye diseases.

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Travel grants, research grants, and awards are just a taste of the comprehensive programs that support the pediatric ophthalmology profession.

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Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) was founded by pediatric ophthalmologists (the same founding fathers that created AAPOS). CEF was purposefully created for the profession of pediatric ophthalmology to improve eye care in children. “We want to get more children screened and into the care of a pediatric ophthalmologist so they can be treated when treatment is not only possible but has the greatest chance of being successful.”

– Dr. David Epley, President of CEF, Past President of AAPOS

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...
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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...
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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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