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Million Children Worldwide are
Visually Impaired


of Visual Impairment can
be Prevented or Cured


Cause of Preventable Vision Loss
in the USA is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

CEF/FAAPOS News & Events

AAPOS pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Evan Silverstein gives Austin new hope for a healthy future

Austin, a 5-month-old boy in Richmond, Virginia, had tearing of his left eye, an issue not often considered alarming in young children. “His left eye was watering a lot, and we first thought it was pink eye,” his parents Cory and Michael said. After a round of antibiotic eye drops that provided no improvement, Austin...
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Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS Annual Dinner and Gala

Over 250 pediatric ophthalmologists, orthoptists, and guests came on-board to support the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS annual dinner and Gala on March 29, 2019. The event was hosted on the USS Midway ship overlooking the San Diego Bay. It was a spectacular evening of great food, docent tours, flight simulation experiences, and lots of...
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Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS

Our mission is to eliminate preventable vision loss in children. Founded in 1970, the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS (CEF/FAAPOS) is the official foundation of the world’s largest physician organization dedicated to children’s eye care and adults with strabismus, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). Our modern logo and mascot, SeeMore represent the ideals inspired by our founders — to help children see more, and the enduring wisdom to achieve this by educating parents and patients about the importance of early detection and timely treatment; and by fostering the training and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert physicians.

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Discover the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Hall of Fame

These are the heroes. 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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  • Thank you to the Children’s Eye Foundation for all the information available for parents out there like me. Your website is a trusted resource for learning about what my child is experiencing.

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  • We have never met such a caring team of doctors who took in our family like their own during one of the most difficult times of our lives. We feel as though it is through research funded through organizations such as The Children’s Eye Foundation that Halle’s pediatric ophthalmologists can continue to give her the best medical care available.

    Halle's Mom
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  • I discovered the Children’s Eye Foundation when I was looking online for support for families and children that wear eye patches. The CEF website was wonderful and very helpful. I sent an email and quickly received a response! Thank you for your kindness and interest in James’ story. You and your colleagues are doing wonderful work supporting children and families dealing with eye problems.

    James' Mom
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  • Any parent whose children have any vision problems, whether it be with what Gracie has or anything else, they are not alone. Early detection and eye screening is key to a successful outcome later for the children. If Gracie’s doctor at her well baby checkup didn’t pick up on this, I don’t know if I ever would have. Before she was diagnosed, to me Gracie was ‘normal’- I didn’t know anything was wrong. No one knows where we would be today, if she never had that visit.

    Gracie's Mom
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