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

Hope you had a great Father’s Day!

    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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Every kid deserves a #SeeMoreSmile

    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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Watch Jack’s Story About Congenital Cataracts

  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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