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  “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton   This April, at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) annual meeting, in Nashville, the Children’s Eye Foundation successfully unveiled our brand new Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Hall of Fame!    ...
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    John D. “Jack” Baker, MD has served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) for 18 years. For the past 2 years, he has served as its Chairman, helping usher the Foundation into a new era. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, the Foundation rebuilt its infrastructure, realigned projects, and pushed...
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    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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    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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  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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    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 current cases of visual impairment reviewed in this study...
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The Children’s Eye Foundation had a great time at the 2017 Annual AAPOS Meeting in Nashville!   Our Silent Auction at the Opening Reception was a fun night full of blinky rings!  Congrats to all who won the incredible items and a sincere thank you to those who contributed.  And on Monday evening a sell-out...
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“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”                         –Robert Siltanen CEF and AAPOS thrive today because our DNA is marked by people who had the courage and conviction to create magnificent change – to create a subspecialty to make life better for children and for...
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SeeMore is a smart, spunky owl perched high above to help spot the silent, sneaky thief of kids’ sight: amblyopia. SeeMore also helps CEF spread information to young parents wondering how to keep their child’s eyes healthy, and to people seeking information about a curious symptom or to learn about an eye condition.   SeeMore...
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Amblyopia steals sight. It is the #1 cause of preventable permanent vision loss in children in the US.  It is so sneaky it can hide from even the most attentive parents and pediatricians. CEF’s mascot, SeeMore is perched above, reminding parents to SCREEN EYES EARLY (SEE).  Vision screening can spot amblyopia and other diseases early,...
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