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


The Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) and AAPOS would like to invite applications for the CEF Research Grant


Any type of research addressing a problem or unmet need in pediatric ophthalmology or strabismus can qualify, including clinical, clinical, translational, basic, public health, community-based, health-care delivery, or quality improvement research.


Applicants must be full AAPOS members who have not had prior independent research funding (with the exception of a Heed Fellowship). New (but not necessarily young) investigators and ophthalmologists in both academic and private practice settings are encouraged to apply!

The 2017 Application Window Is Closed

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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